The general secretary of the World Karate Federation in Europe has been arrested on charges of sexual harassment, of which four of the victims were aged 11-17 years. According to reports from the 24SATA news agency, these accusations were made between 2003-2015.
Stjepan CELAN who is the head of the karate federation in Croatia has, since 2016, been placed as the General Secretary of the World Karate Federation in Europe directly by Antonio Espinos, and since then, all cadets and juniors camps have been hosted by Croatia.
The WKF, which has been governed for more than 19 years by Antonio Espinos, is only just making its debut at the 2020 Olympic Games, at the request of Japan.
Many of Espinos’s opposition have accused him of financial crimes and of abusing his position within the federation and he has been found guilty at the CAS trials of mismanagement. He ensures – through unethical channels – that his opposers are removed from their positions.
Sportsemic editorial team – Dubai 2018