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					       FEDERATION FRANCAISE DE KARATE
                www.ffkarate.fr




      4th EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIPS For REGIONS
        3 JUNE 2006
           BULLETIN N° 1




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    BULLETIN N° 1




 PRESIDENT’S WELCOMING
         Page 3

       PARIS CITY
         Page 4

       STADIUM
         Page 6

PARTICIPATION CRITERIAS
         Page 7

HOTELS & TRANSPORTATION
          Page 13




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PRESIDENT’S WELCOMING




                           Dear EKF members and competitors,
                           The French Karate Federation is pleased to welcome you in Paris for the
                           4th European Championships for regions next 3 and 4 June 2006.

                           With the support of all the main French institutions, we will welcome all
                           the greatest countries involved in karate, a popular sport practiced all
                           over the world and this is a real honor for all of us.

                           For sure it will be a spectacular martial show of high quality and a great
                           celebration of karate.




   Francis DIDIER,
French Karate Federation
       President




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PARIS CITY


                                                        Paris, city of art and culture

                                                   Sightseeing in Paris is like plunging into
                                                   ancient history: remains of the old Roman
                                                   Lutetia, grand medieval abbeys, gothic
                                                   masterpieces, classical architecture, collections
                                                   from Napoleonic times, perspectives defined
                                                   by Haussmann… a remarkable density of
                                                   artistic and cultural treasures to choose from at
                                                   each visit! 180 museums and monuments for
                                                   your enjoyment: discover internationally-
                                                   renowned collections of paintings, sculpture
                                                   and decorative arts, go in search of iconic
                                                   emblems, symbols of the influence of an era,
take inspiration from a wealth of contemporary heritage – all this makes Paris a capital of the arts,
both past and present.

Top five monuments

                             CATHEDRALE NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS
                             Masterpiece of gothic architecture, the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris,
                             imaginated by Bishop Maurice de Sully was built between the 12th and the
                             14th centuries (1163-1345). The French road distances are established from the
                             "0 km" point located on the square in front of the cathedral entrance. You can
                             also visit the Treasure of Notre-Dame.

                           BASILIQUE DU SACRE COEUR DE MONTMARTRE
                           Church built by public subscription after the 1870 defeat in the Franco-Prussian
                           war.
                           The basilica was consecrated in 1919.
                           Architect : Abadie (1875-1912).




                       TOUR EIFFEL
                       One of the most famous monument in the world (324           meters, 10,100 tons), the
                       Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the World Fair, where it was the
                       star attraction.
                       Information, historical and technical explanations on all three levels, Gustave
                       Eiffel's offices on the third one.
                       Viewpoint indicator on the 2nd and 3rd floors.




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SAINTE CHAPELLE
Jewel of gothic architecture, the Sainte Chapelle was built at Saint-Louis' request
during the 13th century to house Christ's crown of thorns.




     ARC DE TRIOMPHE
     Panoramic view, museum on the history of the monument. 2 viewpoint
     indicators at the top.
     Architects: Chalgrin, Joust, Blouet. Sculptors: Cortot, Rude, Etex, Pradier,
     Lemaire.
     On the 11th of November 1920, the tomb of an unknown soldier killed in the
      Great War was inaugurated here to remember the 1,500,000 killed in World War
      I. Since 1922 and even during World War II, every day at 6.30pm, the
      commemorative flame is revived. 802 associations of veterans take care of these
      ceremonies.




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STADIUM

The Halle Georges Carpentier Stadium is one of the biggest polyvalent gymnasium. This stadium is
part of an important sport center also including football and rugby field and athletism track.

In addition to fixed row of seats, the Halle is equipped with telescopic tribunes, with a total
capacity of 4272 seats. Everything has been set up in order for the spectators, press media as well as
athletes to feel good : a reception area, a restaurant, a nursery, two press rooms and a conference
room have been arranged.

Since its official opening in 1988 after renovation, the Halle Carpentier Stadium welcomes each year
thousand of sporting events, some are of international level

The most important sports are basket ball, volley ball, handball, gymnastics and of course all
martial arts activities.




                                                              Georges Carpentier Stadium
                                                              81, boulevard Masséna
                                                              75013 Paris




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PARTICIPATION CRITERIA
Modalities : Kumite and Kata teams, male and female


COMPETITION CATEGORIES                 PARTICIPATION FEES/TEAM

   1.   MALE KUMITE TEAM                      150 €
   2.   FEMALE KUMITE TEAM                    120 €
   3.   MALE KATA TEAM                        100 €
   4.   FEMALE KATA TEAM                      100 €


AGE CLAUSE

In accordance with EKF rules, competitors must be the age below on the first day of competition:

   1.   KUMITE: 18 years old
   2.   KATA:   16 years old


NUMBER OF TEAMS PER COUNTRY AND CATEGORY

The teams registered shall be from the list of regions approved by EKF Executive Committee for
each EKF country member.
Participation of more than one team per region and category will not be allowed.



TEAM COMPOSITION

   1.   MALE KUMITE TEAM                      5 + 2 competitors
   2.   FEMALE KUMITE TEAM                    3 + 1 competitors
   3.   MALE KATA TEAM                        3 competitors
   4.   FEMALE KATA TEAM                      3 competitors




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  NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING REGIONS PER COUNTRY

ALBANIA                       1    F.Y.R.O.M.                 1    POLAND             2
ANDORRA                       1    GEORGIA                    1    PORTUGAL           1
ARMENIA                       1    GERMANY                    4    ROMANIA            1
AUSTRIA                       2    GREECE                     2    RUSSIA             4
AZERBAIJAN                    1    HUNGARY                    2    SAN MARINO         1
BELARUS                       1    ICELAND                    1    SCOTLAND           1
BELGIUM                       2    IRELAND                         SLOVAKIA           2
BOSNIA                  &     2    ISRAEL                     1    SLOVENIA           1
HERZEGOVINA
BULGARIA                      1    ITALY                      4    SPAIN              4
CROATIA                       2    LATVIA                     1    SWEDEN             2
CYPRUS                        1    LITHUANIA                  1    SWITZERLAND        2
CZECH REP                     2    LUXEMBOURG                 1    TURKEY             3
DENMARK                       2    MALTA                      1    UKRAINE            1
ENGLAND                       3    MONACO                     1    WALES
ESTONIA                       1    NETHERLANDS                3    YUGOSLAVIA         3
FINLAND                       2    NORTHERN                   1
                                   IRELAND
FRANCE                        4    NORWAY                     2
                                      TOTAL: 84


  Explanation of the number of teams allowed that correspond to the number of regions assigned:

  Example with 3 regions assigned:

  The alternatives of participations are:
      3 different regions, each bringing 4 teams,
      12 different regions, each bringing 1 team.

  Between these two limits, all other participation combinations are possible with the only condition
  that one region cannot participate with more than 1 team per category.

  Example with 1 region assigned:

  The possible alternatives of participations are the following:
      1 region bringing 4 teams,
      2 regions, each bringing 2 teams,
      3 regions, each bringing 1 team and 1 bringing 2 teams,
      4 regions, each bringing 1 team.

  There is always the limitation of no more than 1 team per region and category.



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ACCESS

The organisation will provide the participating delegations with the following accreditations:

        Participants
        Coaches
        Technical directors
        Head of delegations
        Doctors and medical staff
        VIPS (5 maximum)1
        Presidents and leaders of National Federations


INSURANCE

It is mandatory that all the participants and members of delegations should have their own medical
insurance and personal trip insurance.

The delegation heads have to sign the enclosed term of responsibility and return this on deadline 10
May 2006.


PASSPORT / VISAS

Valid passport and a visa is necesary to enter in France for the following countries :
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia, Serbia-
Montenegro, Turkey, Ukraine.

For any further information, please visit the following web page :
                           http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/venir/visas




                     CONTACT FRENCH AMBASSY
COUNTRY                                      ADRESS                                            CONTACT

                                                                                 TEL : [355] (4) 234 054 – 234 250
ALBANIA                     14 RUE SKENDERBEG – TIRANA
                                                                                        FAX : [355] (4) 234 442




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  If extra accreditations are required for this section, an application should be made justifying that request with the person identifty
(full name and position in the federation). The EKF reserves the right to accept the application.


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              8 BD GRIGOR – LOUSSAVOTITCH –   TEL : [374] 156 11 03 / 56 46 67
 ARMENIA
                         EREVAN                    FAX : [374] 156 98 31



                 11 PLACE DE LA LIBERTE          TEL : [375] (172) 108 868
  BELARUS
                       22030 MINSK               FAX : [375] (172) 102 548


                 18 ULICA MEHMED BEGA
  BOSNIA &            KAPETANOVIA                TEL : [387] (33) 282 050
HERZEGOVINA             LJUBUSAKA                FAX : [387] (33) 828 052
                     71 000 SARAJEVO


                 15 RUE GOGUEBACHVILI            TEL : [ 995] (32) 922 851
  GEORGIA
                      38008 TBILISSI             FAX : [995] (32) 987 115



                 45 BOLCHAIA JAKIMANKA           TEL : [70] (95) 937 15 00
  RUSSIA
                        MOSCOU                   FAX : [70] (95) 937 14 30


                   ULICA PARISKA N11
  SERBIA                                        TEL : [381] (11) 302 35 00
                         BP 283
MONTENEGRO                                      FAX : [381] (11) 302 35 10
                    11000 BELGRADE


                      PARIS CADDESI
                                                 TEL : [90] (312) 455 45 45
  TURKEY             70 KAVAKLIDERE
                                                 FAX : [90] (312) 455 517
                      06 540 ANKARA


                                              TEL : [380] (44) 278 87 28 / 278
                    39 RUE RETERSKA
  UKRAINE                                                   03 57
                       25 20 34 KIEV
                                                FAX : [380] (44) 278 04 86




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CONTACT

Secretariat :

Alexandra BRUERE

Tel : +33 1 43 95 42 07
Fax : +33 1 45 43 49 00
E mail : abruere@ffkarate.fr




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                                PROGRAM


Friday 2 June 2006 (MERCURE hotel)

01.00 p.m – 07.00 p.m      Registration of delegations
07.30 p.m – 08.30 p.m      Delegates meeting
08.30 p.m – 09.30 p.m      Referees briefing

All the referees who officiate at the Championship must attend the referees briefing.

In accordance with EKF rules for the European Championships for Regions, the
necessary qualification is National Referee.


Saturday 3 June 2006

09.00 a.m - 03.00 p.m      Eliminations and Repechages Male Kumite
11.30 a.m – 03.00 p.m      Eliminations and Repechages Female Kumite
03.00 p.m – 04.00 p.m      Lunch
04.00 p.m – 05.45 p.m      Eliminations and Repechages Male and Female Kata
05.45 p.m – 06.15 p.m      Finalist Presentation
06.15 p.m – 09.00 p.m      Finals and Medals Award



The above program has been scheduled according to the estimated participation. It
will be revised once the actual participation will be known.

The above program has been scheduled according to the estimated participation. It
will be revised once the actual participation will be known.




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GENERAL INFORMATION

Time Zone :                            GMT+1

Currency                               Euro €

Language                               French – English (spoken in tourist places)

Voltage :                              250 V / 50 Hz

Vaccination needed                     None

Weights and Sizes                      Metric System

Temperature :                          20° – 25°

Credit Cards                           Visa – Gold – Master Card – ect

Banks Shedules :                       9 a.m. – 3 a.m

                                       5 p.m – 7 p.m

Hospital :                             Hopital Henry Ey
                                       15 av Porte de Chosy
                                       75013 PARIS
                                               or
                                       Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière
                                       47 Bd Hôpital
                                       75013 PARIS

Transfers :

Hotel  Stadium  Hotel

The French Federation will provide free transportation from the official hotels to the sport

hall and vice versa for the people that have booked their accommodation throught the

Official Travel Agency. On your arrival at the hotel you will receive the shuttle – buses

timetable for hôtel /stadium transportation




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ENTRY of the STADIUM :

10 € per person



Taxis :
G7 : +33 1 47 39 01 39
Alpha taxis : +33 1 45 85 85 85
SOS Taxis : +33 8 92 69 82 94


Customs


NOTIFICATIONS TO TRAVELLERS

According to France Law, the importation, possession and use of narcotic drugs and

psychotropic substances, is trictly prohibited.

Shopping Hours

Public Service Hours

Monday to Saturday : 9 a.m – 7 p.m.




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                   France Sport Association - 14 rue Avaulée – 92 240 Malakoff
                                         Tél : 01 40 92 25 25 – 01 40 92 25 26
Association France Sport à but non lucratif (loi 1901) N° 87695 P – Agrément Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports N° 75.8.91.13.
                                       Agrément Ministère du tourisme N° AG.075.95.0030
                       Web :   www.france-sport.com              - E-Mail :   cecile@france-sport.com



              REGIONAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
                         3 JUNE 2006
                        HALLE CARPENTIER – 81 Boulevard Masséna
                                    75013 PARIS

For the Regional European Championship of 2006, the French Federation of Karate proposes
you different possible alternatives of accommodation. You will find below all the necessary
details :

                                           ACCOMMODATION
HOTEL 3 STARS *** :

Price list (valuable during the week and the week end):
The price includes the night, the breakfast and the staying fees (per day and per person).

                   Hôtel Mercure Montrouge (40 rooms) HEADQUARTER
    -    In double or twin room : 50 € per day and per person
    -    In single room : 97 € per day and per person


HOTEL 2 STARS ** :

Price list (valuable during the week and the week end) :
The price includes the night, the breakfast and the staying fees (per day and per person).

                          Etap Hôtel Montreuil (100 rooms in twins)
    -     In twin room : 29 € per day and per person

                          Ibis Montreuil (50 rooms in twins and triple)
    -    In triple room : 31 € per day and per person
    -    In double or twin room : 34 € per day and per person
    -    In single room : 64 € per day and per person

                                Hôtel Ibis Montrouge (50 rooms)
    -    In triple room : 33 € per day and per person
    -    In double or twin room : 36 € per day and per person
    -    In single room : 65 € per day and per person
                   France Sport Association - 14 rue Avaulée – 92 240 Malakoff
                                         Tél : 01 40 92 25 25 – 01 40 92 25 26
Association France Sport à but non lucratif (loi 1901) N° 87695 P – Agrément Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports N° 75.8.91.13.
                                       Agrément Ministère du tourisme N° AG.075.95.0030
                       Web :   www.france-sport.com              - E-Mail :   cecile@france-sport.com


TRANSFERS AIRPORTS / TRAIN STATION

A system of transportation will be organised to transfer your delegation from airport/train
station of arrival to your accommodation place. Your return transfer to the airport/train station
will also be organised. Those transfers will have to be paid by the delegations participating to
the competitions.

For 1 to 12 persons :
18 € per person for the arrival transfer form the airport/ train station (Charles de Gaulle or
Orly, Gare du Nord …) to the hotel. Identical price for the return (transfer hotel<->
airport/train station).

In order to be able to take advantage of it, we thank you for letting us know as soon as
possible your travelling schedule (go and return) as well as the number of participants
(officials and sportsmen).

For 12 persons to 18 persons:
350 € for the entire group for 1 trip.

For 18 to 30 persons :
310 € for the entire group for 1 trip.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT FOR THE ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSFERS

The bookings have to be done by filling up the registering form, and sending it by fax + 33 1
40 92 25 26, to the attention of Cécile GUENAND.
You can as well do your bookings on line, on France Sport Association’s website
www.france-sport.com; by entering into the section “Regional European Championship” of
the department “Tous Sports”. Please send back the registering form for the hotel before the
………
Contact : Tel : + 33 1 40 92 25 25 - E mail : cecile@france-sport.com

The payment for the hotels, as well as the airport transfers, will have to be done directly to
France Sport Association.

France Sport Association bank References :

France Sport Association
Bank : HSBC – 30056
Branch : 000 66
Account Number : 00 66 543 4380
RIB Key: 87
IBAN : FR76 30005 60000 6600 6654 3438
                   France Sport Association - 14 rue Avaulée – 92 240 Malakoff
                                         Tél : 01 40 92 25 25 – 01 40 92 25 26
Association France Sport à but non lucratif (loi 1901) N° 87695 P – Agrément Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports N° 75.8.91.13.
                                       Agrément Ministère du tourisme N° AG.075.95.0030
                       Web :   www.france-sport.com              - E-Mail :   cecile@france-sport.com
BIC: CCFRFRPP


The booking will only be valuable at the reception of a deposit corresponding to 30 % of the
total amount of the stay.

The balance of your stay will have to be paid by a bank transfer before your arrival or at the
latest on the day of your arrival.
                               REGISTERING FORM

                         EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
                           (THANK YOU TO WRITE IN CAPITAL LETTERS)

COUNTRY :           ………………………………….
CONTACT :
Name: …………………………………............................................................................
Telephone : ……………… Fax :………………………… Mobile: …………………...
E mail : ……………………………………………………………………………………
DATE OF ARRIVAL : ………………………………

Flight number …………………………………… Hour of arrival ………………………
Arriving from which town ……………………………………………………………….
DATE OF DEPARTURE: ……………………………

Flight number …………………………………… Hour of arrival ………………………
Arriving from which town ……………………………………………………………….
NUMBER OF PERSONS :
Officials : …………………………………………………………………………………..
Men : ……………………………………………………………………………………….
Women : ……………………………………………………………………………………
ACCOMMODATION (Tick the category of hotel of your choice):
Hotel 2 stars :
Hotel 3 stars :
Number of singles (bedroom with one bed):                        …………….…
Number of doubles (bedroom with 1 bed for 2 persons):            ……………….
Number of twins (bedroom with 2 separated beds):                 …………….…
Number of triples (bedroom with 3 separated beds):               ………….……

TRANSPORTATION:

        We need transfer from the airport/train station to the hotel on our day of arrival
        We need transfer from the hotel to the airport/train station on our day of departure
        We do not need transportation
CONTACT DETAILS TO SEND BACK THE REGISTERING FORM

France sport :
Tel: 01 40 92 25 25 - Fax: 01 40 92 25 26
Your contact: Cécile GUENAND
E mail: cecile@france-sport.com
Mobile: (0033) (0)6 30 07 45 98

				
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