Dakar 2022: WUSHU to make its Youth Olympics debut as OFFICIAL SPORT

"Long Hui" International Wushu Academy

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from: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-01/08/c_138688316.htm

LAUSANNE, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — After appearing as special exhibition events at both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Wushu, widely known as Chinese Kungfu, will make its debut as an official sport at the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee confirmed at Wednesday’s executive board meeting.

It is the first time that Wushu will be officially included in Olympic competition.

It is a long-awaited breakthrough for the International Wushu Federation which submitted its application for inclusion to the IOC in 2001, 2008 and 2011 respectively, but failed each time. The first two applications were rejected by the IOC in the initial stage. The third application in 2011 made it to the final round of voting for participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games but fell agonizingly short and missed out once again.

With a long history and deep…

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