Olympics-Karate debuts in long-shot battle for spot in future Games


When karate makes its Olympics debut on Thursday, it won't just be the competitors out to prove themselves on the world's biggest sporting stage. The ancient Japanese martial art itself will get a long-awaited shot at persuading a global audience that it belongs in the Olympics https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/karate-after-long-battle-karate-gets-long-awaited-chance-biggest-stage-2021-06-30 after being snubbed three times in the past – and by the Paris 2024 organisers as well. Karate had initially been ruled out for Tokyo 2020, but its spot was secured thanks to a new "Olympic Agenda 2020" provision that allows the host nations to propose a number of sports.

Source: sports.yahoo.com

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