– The website of the competition has already published all the necessary documents – Regulations, preliminary entry forms, final entry forms, etc. All documents can be downloaded from the page Documents: https://burgas2022.com/documents/
– The Covid situation in Bulgaria at the moment is as follows: generally confirmed cases of infection with Covid-19 from March 2020 to February 2022 – about 1 million people out of 7 million population. Currently ill – 239,000. Total vaccinated as of February, 2022 – about 2 million. Deaths – 35,000 from March 2020 to February 2022. Total cured – 800,000 people. Currently Bulgaria is coming out of the 5th Covid-wave.
During the general assembly of the European Olympic Committee on 28 November in Samorin, Slovakia, the members of all commissions were elected. We have the honor to inform you that our EUWUF President, Patrick Van Campenhout, was elected in the EOC EU and International Relations commission for the next legislature. This is a boost for the good work he is accomplishing and the mandates he is carrying out with the international bodies (e.g., Panathlon International…). Meanwhile, he received many congratulations from the sports world. The EUWUF can be proud of these achievements.
After a long time of patience and endeavor we are now in a new phase of the process of the European Wushu Kungfu Federation (EWUF) problematics.
As you remind the IWUF has made in early April a temporarily suspension of the EWUF. In all democratically entities the possibility of going into appeal should be provided, and this has happened.
The President of the EWUF, Mr. Raymond Smith, went into an Appeal against the IWUF executive board decision after a thoroughly investigation and chance of defense to the Jury of appeal.
The IWUF published the IWUF Presidents letter with the outcome (see attachment) of the decision:
In final summation the Jury of Appeal concluded:
“The Jury of Appeal considered all the arguments of the Appellant (EWUF) and IWUF and concluded that the appeal shall be considered inadmissible, as it was lodged against a decision, which is not final and binding.
Irrespective of the foregoing, the Jury of Appeal analysed all the arguments of the Appellant raised on the merits and dismissed them all.”
Accordingly, as the Appeal by EWUF, now having been rejected, the IWUF Ethics Committee will resume its investigation into EWUF and its Board members.
Following a careful health protocol, approved by the ministries of health and sports, took place in Encamp (Principality of Andorra), the XV Kung-fu Championship after more than a year without sports competitions. A total of 33 competitors from children – youth categories took part in the tournament, aged between 8 (born in 2012) and 15 years old.
Given the current exceptional circumstances, this year’s edition has become a National Tournament, which has been attended by representatives of the Sports Schools of the 3 Clubs of the country:
Taichi Kung-fu Club (Andorra la Vella)
Sant Julià de Lòria Sports Club (Kung-fu Section)
Encamp Pas de la Casa Kung-fu Club
It is worth noting the performance of the host club which has been the clear winner by teams, with a total of 9 medals (5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze). The Taichi Kung-fu Club has won 1 gold and 1 silver medal. For its part, the Sports Club St. Julià has won 1 silver and 3 bronzes.
From FAWUK we congratulate all the competitors for their participation and their high spirit of martial improvement.
Dear members of the European Wushu Federation (EUWUF),
Today I received the official letter from the International Wu!shu Federation (IWUF) stating that the European Wushu Kungfu Federation (EWUF) was provisionally suspended awaiting further investigations
This declaration is a milestone in the further evolution of Wushu on the European continent.
I will keep you informed about the next steps our federation will take to start up all activities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the name of the board I would like to thank you all once again for your trust, patience and support.