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.
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Snooker misses out on Tokyo 2020 spot, karate and surfing make shortlistSnooker fails in its bid to make the shortlist for potential sports at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Jun 22, 12:29
European Games has helped shortlist karate for OlympicsEsteban 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
Gold-medal winner Firdovsi Farazaliyev "sad" not to compete in karate at OlympicsKarate gold medallist Firdovsi Farzaliyev admits that he is "sad" that his sport is not included in the Olympics.
Jun 16, 11:18
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
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
Irina Zaretska tells of joy after claiming gold in women's kumite -68kgAzerbaijan 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
Result: Turkish delight for Enes Erkan in men's +84kg kumite at European GamesEnes Erkan of Turkey wins the men's kumite +84kg gold-medal final to take his country's medal tally up to 10 at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 14, 16:28
Result: Azerbaijan's karate joy at European Games continues with kumite -84kg goldAykhan Mamayev picks up host nation Azerbaijan's fourth karate gold of the European Games.
Jun 14, 16:09
Home favourite Irina Zaretska stunned by Baku 2015 gold-medal successIrinia 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
Result: Croatia take gold in women's kumite +68kg at European GamesCroatia's Masa Martinovic beats Meltem Hocaoglu in the women's kumite +68kg final to earn her country's first gold of the 2015 European Games.
Jun 14, 15:33
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
Result: Azerbaijan secure fourth gold medal of home GamesAzerbaijan's Irina Zaretska earns gold in the women's karate kumite -68kg category to move the host nation up to nine medals overall at the 2015 European Games.
Jun 14, 15:02
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
Result: Further karate gold-medal joy for SpainSandra Jaime Sanchez takes gold in the women's kata to add to compatriot Damian Hugo Quintero's success in the men's equivalent at Baku 2015.
Jun 14, 14:29
Result: First gold of Baku 2015 for Spain in men's kataSpain win their first gold medal of the inaugural European Games courtesy of Damian Hugo Quintero's exploits in the men's kata in Baku.
Jun 14, 14:15
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
Result: Ireland's Karen Dolphin out of karate qualificationIreland's Karen Dolphin is out of the women's karate at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 14, 07:23
Result: Azerbaijan, Turkey and France win two gold medals each in BakuAzerbaijan, Turkey and France win two gold medals each on the first day of the men's and women's karate kumite finals at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 13, 17:52
Croatia's Jelena Kovacevic retires after European Games karate silverCroatia's Jelena Kovacevic announces her retirement from karate following her silver medal win at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 13, 16:10
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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