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09/04/2014 - 19.08

SportAccord World Combat Games Plenary Session in Belek/Antalya, Turkey

15 Martial Arts & Combat Sports Federations Unite for the SportAccord World Combat Games

SportAccord News -  09 April

Today, Presidents, Secretary Generals and Executive Representatives from the 15 participating International Federations of Martial Arts and Combat Sports came together to review the key event data, media coverage and exposure of the 2nd edition of the World Combat Games, and to discuss strategic priorities for the next edition. Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sambo, Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, and Wushu made up the sports programme of the 2013 edition, which took place from 18-26 October in St. Petersburg, Russia. According to a media report concluded by Repucom, over 660 hours of broadcasting time and 1.5 billion event contacts were reached in 11 selected territories including key media markets such as Brazil, Japan, Middle East, Russia, Spain and USA.

“All participants were happy to unite once again and to show how martial arts and combat sports can work together to promote a multi-sports event that showcases the values of their individual sports” - Mr Vlad Marinescu, SportAccord Director General.