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Important information: WAKO cancels host of next World Senior and Master Championships 2021, following CAS confirmation of WADA ruling

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WAKO, as signatory of the World Anti-Doping Agency Code and regulations, has decided to exercise the right of withdrawal from the contract with the Russian Kickboxing Federation regarding the organization of the World Championships (Seniors and Master) scheduled to be held on November 5-14, 2021, in Moscow, Russia, due to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS’s) in favor of WADA to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code for a period of two years.

On February 4, 2021, WAKO has become aware of the publication of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS’s) 186-page full reasoned decision regarding its 17 December 2020 ruling in favor of WADA to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code for a period of two years.

New venue and host of the WAKO Senior and Master World Championships 2021 for all 7 disciplines will be announced in March, following completion of the new opened bidding process, review and WAKO Board approval.

For information on bidding process please contact WAKO Administration office - administration@wako.sport

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