Hamdan Sports Complex, one of the world’s most iconic sports arenas, will take center stage next month when it hosts another top international event – the 25th Karate World Championships from 16-21 November.
With more than 1,800 athletes expected in Dubai for the event, alongside more than 1,200 delegates, team officials and technical staff, the World Karate Championships will be the largest in history in terms of participation. It will also be the first world championships since karate made its Olympic debut in Tokyo earlier this year.
Details on the championships were revealed during Wednesday’s press conference at the Dubai Sports Council.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Nasser Al Razooqi, President of Asian Karate Federation and United Arab Emirates and Vice President of World Karate Federation, Khalid Issa Al Midfa, Deputy Secretary General of General Sports Authority and Nasser Aman Al Rahma, assistant The General Secretary of the DSC attended the press conference.
“It gives us great pleasure to host these championships at a time when Dubai welcomes the world to Expo 2020. Just as we welcome the world to Dubai for Expo 2020, we extend the warmest of welcomes to the global family. karate for the world championships to be held in one of the most modern sports arenas in the world, the Hamdan Sports Complex, which also hosted the Asian Karate Championships in 2013, “said Saeed Hareb.
“The Hamdan Sports Complex is one of the best sports arenas in the world and has hosted more than 350 events, including more than 95 top international sports championships, since its inauguration 11 years ago.
Meanwhile, Major General Nasser Al Razooqi said the organizers would spare no effort in trying to make the event a glorious success.
“We are truly delighted that the 25th WKF Senior World Championships are taking place during Expo 2020 Dubai UAE, the world’s largest international fair. Expo 2020 is the UAE’s unique celebration, and it is expected to welcome millions of visitors from around the world, ”Al Razooqi said.
“The 25th WKF Senior World Championships will be the most important sporting event of Expo 2020 and the UAE Karate Federation will spare no effort to make these championships a unique and memorable event worthy of the world. opportunity for sport. “