Bach's letter

IOC Recognition

According to a letter published by Roy Baker on his Facebook page, WAKO has been granted provisional recognition by the Olympic Committee. Since WAKO is the only kickboxing organisation being recognized by the IOC it provides hope for a further consolidation of the sport of kickboxing into lesser amounts of fractions.

Bach's letter

The provisional status is limited to 3 years. Depending on the outcome kickboxing under may be competing with Muay Thai and boxing to be participating at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.