The Syrian National Olympic Committee participated in the International Bosphorus Cup for Karate which was held in Istanbul on Saturday under the supervision of the World Federation and the Turkish Federation for Karate.
The tournament is considered one of the most important championships in karate as it paves the way for the participation of the teams in the world championships and the Olympics. Teams from more than 35 countries competed in the tournament.
The Syrian National Coalition’s National Olympic Committee scored positive results through three referees and three athletes who took part in the tournament.
The Committee met with the President of the Turkish Karate Federation Esat Delihasanin in the presence of the Coalition member and coordinator of the Sports Office Abdul Majeed Barakat. The two sides discussed the possibility of holding a karate tournament in the liberated areas and qualifying national teams to participate in international championships.
An international refereeing course was held on the sidelines of the tournament which included an explanation of the rules of the game and the new amendments that were introduced to the international rules governing the game. The training course was supervised by President of the International Referees Committee Javier Escalante and Secretary Robert Hamara. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)