CAS – Court of Arbitration for Sport of Lausanne has delivered the final and binding arbitral award (CAS 2021/A/8312) on 23rd November 2022, in the case of the appeal brought by FPKMT sport organization from Portugal against its exclusion as a member from WAKO.
The arbitral award, inter alia, fully confirmed that:
- (i) WAKO lawfully excluded FPKMT;
- (ii) the exclusion of FPKMT was fully grounded by a just cause;
- (iii) the procedural rules governing the exclusion provided by the applicable WAKO Statutes and regulations were duly and strictly complied with by WAKO.
Today, in accordance with the resolution adopted during the 2022 WAKO Ordinary General Assembly, WAKO recognizes only FNKDA – Combat Sports Federation as the sole Portuguese Federation that is a member of WAKO.
Accordingly, WAKO only recognizes FNKDA as the appropriate authority for the development, governance and function of the sport of kickboxing in Portugal.