35th IWUF Executive Board Meeting in Macau Concludes Successfully


On August 3, 2018 the IWUF Executive Board met in Macau, China, led by IWUF President Yu Zaiqing.  

The 35th IWUF Executive Board Meeting was orderly and productive, and many innovative  new proposals to move the sport of wushu forward in the next year were met with deep enthusiasm. Dates and venues were set for 2020 competitions, and technical issues were refined. Members left the meeting with positive energy and great optimism about the IWUF's promotion of the sport and its immediate and long-term future development. 
President Yu called the meeting to order and addressed the Board, updating members on the forward movement of bids to include wushu in the future Olympic Games. He also thanked Mr. Sherif Mostafa, President of African Wushu Federation, for successfully including wushu in the African Youth Games held in Algeria two weeks ago.
A report was given by Secretary General Zhang Qiuping, who reported on the work and progress made by the IWUF Secretariat and the working team.

Executive Vice President Anthony Goh and Secretary General Qiuping put forth a number of proposals for innovations and improvements to wushu events, committees, rules and promotions to be developed over the next year. More details on these will be forthcoming in a future eblast.

A financial report was given by IWUF Treasurer Urs Krebs, and a progress report given by Director General of the Lausanne IWUF office, Lirong Ren. 
Mr. Goh discussed new membership in IWUF and reported that there is quite a lot of interest in Oceana thanks to Walt Missingham's work there. A voting request was made on Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands as provisional members, and unanimously approved.


 2018-2019 Events Reports

Reports on IWUF event preparation included updates on the progress of  2018-2019 competitions.


The Coordination Committee reported on preparations and logistics in Burgas, Bulgaria for the 2nd World Taijiquan Championships, September 25 - Oct. 2, 2018. 

The Board voted unanimously on approving October 27-28, 2018 as the official dates for the 9th Sanda World Cup in Hangzhou, China.

The delegation from the 15th Shanghai World Wushu Championships organizing committee gave a progress report on hotels, transportation, and venues.

Mr. Goh announced that the dates for the 8th World Kungfu Championships in Emeishan have been approved and confirmed for June 16-20, 2019.


 Announcements for Dates and Places of 2020 IWUF Events 
1.  A vote to approve holding the 2020 8th World Junior Wushu Championships in Rabat, Morrocco was unanimously approved.

2. A vote to approve holding the 2020 3rd World Taijiquan Championships in Catania, Italy was unanimously approved.
3. A vote to approve holding the 2020 3rd Taolu World Cup in Tokyo, Japan was unanimously approved.
4. The host for the 10th Sanda World Cup in 2020 is still open, and under discussion.

More dates and details for upcoming events and programs will be announced shortly.

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