Over 1200 competitors from 50 countries will compete for the medals at the 44th Cadets, Juniors and 9th U21 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. 195 coaches will lead the karatekas and 175 Referees from 45 countries will make sure all the bouts are fair and according to the WKF rules. With the 205 registered officials for the competition along with the competitors, coaches and referees there are 1800 people taking part in the event in total, so far. 200 volunteers from the clubs, members of Bulgarian National Karate Federation will see that the competition goes smoothly and without pressure. Contractors from 15 companies and organizations will take care of the matters regarding transportation, accommodation, catering, security, marketing, medical care, technical…
Thursday, 19 January 2017 22:04

For spectators - NO ENTRANCE FEE

We would like to inform everyone who want to watch live The European Karate Championships for Cadets, Juniors and U21 for 2017 in Arena Armeec Sport Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria, that there is NO ENTRANCE FEE. Welcome to Bulgaria! Welcome to Sofia! Welcome to Arena Armeec!
Delegations from 20 countries with over 800 karatekas have already reserved hotels in Sofia for the 44th Cadet, Juniors and 9th U21 European Championship in February. Among the first countries to apply were the teams of England, Island, Sweden, Finland, Wales, Belgium and Norway. The number of competitors is expected to double, since there are 53 country members in the EKF. The ever rising interest for the competition is due not only to the perfect settings in "Arena Armeec" Sport hall, but to the acceptance of Karate in the Olympic family. The 129th Session of the International Olympic Committee being held in Rio de Janeiro has decided to incorporate the sport of Karate in the program of the Tokyo 2020…

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2017 KARATE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - Sofia, Bulgaria | 17-19 February 2017
44th Cadets, Juniors, 9th U21