World Karate Federation confirms Irish athletes can compete at European Championships despite national row

Inside the Games · Daniel Etchells

The World Karate Federation (WKF) has confirmed Irish athletes will be allowed to participate at this month's European Championships, with the international governing body claiming a solution to a national-level dispute seems unlikely to be found in the near future.

In an open letter sent to the International Olympic Committee, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the WKF yesterday, Global Athlete director general Rob Koehler stated Irish athletes were being "used as pawns" and "held back" from competing at the event in Spanish city Guadalajara. 

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