The Olympic Committee did not shortlist Karate for the 2020 Olympic Sports Program yesterday. My son is ‘gutted’ as will millions of karateka all over the world be also. Karate has many, many excellent athletes that will now be too old to become Olympians. However we still have National, Oceania and World Championships to prepare for, and karate does teach one never to give up. We will now get over this disappointment and try for 2024. The K (Olympic Karate) is not going away!