Karate at the Summer Olympics

Karate at the Summer Olympics
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Events8 (men: 4; women: 4)
Games
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Karate at the Summer Olympics made its debut at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Olympic karate featured two types of events: Kumite and Kata. Sixty competitors from around the world competed in the Kumite competition, and twenty competed in the Kata competition. Both divisions of the competition were split 50/50 between men and women.[1][2]

It is governed by the World Karate Federation (WKF).

  1. ^ "IOC approves five new sports for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020". IOC. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  2. ^ "Olympics: Baseball/softball, sport climbing, surfing, karate, skateboarding at Tokyo 2020". BBC. Retrieved 2016-08-08.

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