As promised when I launched Karate's petition for support at the Olympic Games, I just sent a second letter to Mr BACH Thomas, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
As I announced to you a few weeks ago, the IOC Executive Committee has already voted in favor of Karate entering 4 other sports at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Between the 01 and the 04 August will take place the 129e cession of the CI. And it was during this transfer that the final vote validating the CIO declaration made the 1er last June in Lausanne.
Even if we are only a vote to become an Olympic sport, we must continue to raise the clock of our petition so that the members of the IOC see our mobilization and our determination to see Karate join the Olympic movement.
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Here is the letter I just sent to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will remain on KBN as an open letter:
OBJECT : Request N ° 2 for Karate at the Olympic Games.
The 25 / 07 / 2016
Mr President, ladies and gentlemen of the IOC,
We are following up on our 30 / 09 / 2015 mail in which we asked you to accept Karate's application for the 2020 Olympics.
We learned that the 1er In June, members of your Executive Committee in Lausanne expressed their support for the entry of 5 new sports, including Karate, at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. We welcome this choice and this new opportunity for Karate to participate in the Olympic Movement. We hereby encourage you to continue in this way during the final vote scheduled in Rio.
As we mentioned in our previous letter, karate conveys a philosophy and ethical values that in many respects meet the principles of Olympism. In addition this one is practiced in more than 100 countries, on all the continents, and participates actively in the education of the youth. Karate is practiced by all without any discrimination of sex or age and allows practitioners to develop in harmony "a fiery spirit in a muscular body" (mens fervid in corpore lacertoso) as Pierre de Coubertin wished.
Our sport is only a vote to become Olympic and we are very happy and proud of it. Convinced that Karate, its various federations and competitors will live up to your expectations and the Olympic movement, we hope that the 129rd transfer of the IOC that will take place in a few days will validate this choice by a favorable vote.
We ask you, Mr President, ladies and gentlemen of the IOC, to accept our most respectful considerations.
Spokesman's name: Bruno Bandelier
This petition letter was filed on 23 / 07 / 2015 on the site http://Karate-Blog.net to page: https://karate-blog.net/le-karate-aux-jeux-olympiques-de-2020/ and has collected more than 2800 signatures.
That's it, I think we're really on the home stretch. I do not know if our mobilization will be useful but in any case, if it takes a last straw to overflow the vase in our favor, it would be a shame not to pay it.
Let's stay mobilized!
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