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Wojciech Nowakowski

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  1. Boxing and shooting are the latest sports to be officially confirmed for the 2023 European Games. The third edition of the Games will be held in Kraków and Małopolska. With that the programme now has eight disciplines, including badminton, beach handball, canoe slalom, karate, modern pentathlon and taekwondo which have been confirmed earlier. Boxing was not on the provisional list but it will join the programme of the Games for the third time with an opportunity to get medals. Still it's role in the Olympic qualification process, which is said to be the aim for the Olympic discipli
  2. The first IOC Executive Board meeting in 2021 was held remotely this Wednesday. The meeting was concentrated on Tokyo 2020 preparations, but also on current topics important for the Olympic Movement. One such case was the autonomy of CONI, the Italian NOC. After a decree was accepted and presented to the IOC Executive Board by the Council of Ministers in Italy, the EB decided to close the case, ensured of the autonomy of the CONI. However, concerns remained around the two international federations, that are still under the microscope of the IOC due to their governance p
  3. Just a few days after Minsk, Belarus was stripped of the 2021 Modern Pentathlon Senior World Championships hosting rights due to a political situation in the country, the UIPM made a decision on the new host. The final Olympic qualifcation event in the sport will be held in Cairo. This way Egypt will host all the 2021 Modern Pentathlon World Championships, as Alexandria will host the Junior and U19&U17 Youth World Championships in July, after it was postponed from February due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The capital of the country has already held the Senior World Championships n
  4. Two more sports have been confirmed by the EOC as part of the Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games. Karate and beach handball will both debut in the youngest Continental Games of the world. Karate will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo, but it will be just a "one-off," as the sport has not found a place in Paris 2024 sports programme. The sport has also been a part of all the World Games, since the inaugural edition in 1981. Beach Handball featured the latest YOG (Youth Olympic Games) in Buenos Aires, the first edition of the World Beach Games in Doha in 2019, as well as
  5. First three disciplines have been officially confirmed by the EOC in the programme of the III European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023. These are canoe slalom, taekwondo and modern pentathlon. For canoe slalom and modern pentathlon this will be the debut at the European Games. The canoe track in Kraków-Kolna is one of the best in the world, hosting top events every year, while modern pentathlon has big traditions in host country, Poland, including Olympic gold medals of Janusz Peciak, current Director of Sports of UIPM, and Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek individually and in team with Dariusz G
  6. The UIPM has recently announced the introduction of the New Olympic Pentathlon, which aims to shorten the time of the competition and make it more attractive to the audience. The approval of the format by the Executive Board caused a mostly negative reaction, from the athletes, whom the changes will affect the most. The following is an interview with Shiny Fang, UIPM Secretary General, in which she tries to explain the biggest doubts about the changes. The first question is, what is on the mind of the Pentathlon community – what is the reason for those changes? To aim f
  7. The coronavirus pandemic forces more and more multi-sport games to be postponed. This includes also European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Vuokatti, which was to take place next February. The organizing committee decided to move the event to December. The competition for athletes between 14 and 18 years of age will take place on 11-18 December 2021. With keeping it in an original year of organizing the Festival, it gives the chances to participate for the same athletes, as the February date, despite some of them might be aiming for the competition of a higher age category in the
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