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Snooker misses out on Tokyo 2020 spot, karate and surfing make shortlist
Snooker fails in its bid to make the shortlist for potential sports at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Jun 22, 12:29
Irina Zaretska of Azerbaijan (blue) competes with Masa Martinovic of Croatia (red) in the Women's Karate Kumite +68kg gold medal match during day two of the Baku 2015 European Games at Crystal Hall on June 14, 2015
European Games has helped shortlist karate for Olympics
Esteban Perez Matas believes that karate has enhanced its chances of being included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics thanks to success at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 22, 08:25
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Gold-medal winner Firdovsi Farazaliyev "sad" not to compete in karate at Olympics
Karate gold medallist Firdovsi Farzaliyev admits that he is "sad" that his sport is not included in the Olympics.
Jun 16, 11:18
Irina Zaretska of Azerbaijan (blue) competes with Masa Martinovic of Croatia (red) in the Women's Karate Kumite +68kg gold medal match during day two of the Baku 2015 European Games at Crystal Hall on June 14, 2015
Simon Clegg: 'European Games karate events boost Olympic hopes'
Baku European Games Operations Committee boss Simon Clegg believes that karate's inclusion in the Games will boost the sport's chances of Olympic presence in the future.
Jun 16, 10:48
Turkey's Enes Erkan (front) reacts after winning the gold medal after competing against Germany's Jonathan Horne (background) in the Men's Karate Kumite +84kg, during the 2015 European Games in Baku on June 14, 2015
Enes Erkan: 'I'm very happy having claimed gold in men's kumite +84kg'
Turkish gold medalist Enes Erkan tells of his happiness having won the men's kumite +84kg final at the 2015 European Games in Baku.
Jun 14, 17:55
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Irina Zaretska tells of joy after claiming gold in women's kumite -68kg
Azerbaijan athlete Irina Zaretska tells of her pride after earning a gold model for the host nation in the women's kumite -68kg at the 2015 European Games in Baku.
Jun 14, 17:39
Gold medalist Irina Zaretska of Azerbaijan celebrates during the medal ceremony for Women's Karate Kumite -68kg on day two of the Baku 2015 European Games at Crystal Hall on June 14, 2015
Home favourite Irina Zaretska stunned by Baku 2015 gold-medal success
Irinia Zaretska is lost for words on the back of her gold-medal winning showing against favourite Alisa Theresa Buchinger in the women's kumite -68kg.
Jun 14, 15:50
Sandra Sanchez Jaime of Spain competes in the Women's Karate Kata semi finals during day two of the Baku 2015 European Games at Crystal Hall on June 14, 2015
Spain's Sandra Jaime Sanchez "living a dream"
Spain's Sandra Jaime Sanchez admits that she "can't ask for more", having won gold in the women's kata at the inaugural European Games in Baku.
Jun 14, 15:16
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Spain's Damian Hugo Quintero: Gold-medal success at Baku 2015 "is amazing"
Gold medal winner Damian Hugo Quintero praises the "amazing" atmosphere generated by Baku 2015 spectators inside the Crystal Hall arena.
Jun 14, 14:43
Elena Quirici of Switzerland (blue) competes with Alisa Theresa Buchinger of Austria (red) in the Women's Karate Kumite -68kg semi finals during day two of the Baku 2015 European Games at Crystal Hall on June 14, 2015
Karate world number one Alisa Theresa Buchinger "feels like an Olympian"
World number one Alisa Theresa Buchinger says that karate's inclusion in the European Games has allowed her to feel "like an Olympian".
Jun 14, 11:38
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Croatia's Jelena Kovacevic retires after European Games karate silver
Croatia's Jelena Kovacevic announces her retirement from karate following her silver medal win at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 13, 16:10
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Emily Thouy: 'European Games are key for karate competitors'
France karate athlete Emily Thouy declares her pride at winning gold in the first European Games - a competition she deems extra important given her sport's Olympic omission.
Jun 13, 15:46
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Erman Eltemur "proud to fight" Rafael Aghayev
Erman Eltemur hails Rafael Aghayev as one of the best karate competitors in the world after beating the Azeri favourite in the -75kg kumite category at Baku 2015.
Jun 13, 12:49