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Karate Canada – Lausanne, January 29th, 2018 – Karate Canada is pleased to announce Nassim Varasteh, Senior National Team Head Coach, has been selected as an Athlete Role Model (ARM) for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6 to October 18th.  The main goal behind the programme is to enable the ARMs to share their experiences and inspire the athletes to be the best they can be both on and off the field of play. Every 32 sports’ International Federation has named a sport legend to support and mentor athletes at the Games. Karate Canada is very proud to count on such a great ambassador for the sport of karate and would like to congratulate Mrs. Varasteh for this remarkable honour. “It is well deserved.

Nassim continues to represent Canada with distinction; first as an athlete and now as a coach and ambassador for our sport. The WKF made an excellent nomination. This shows that in the long run, integrity and commitment count” mentions Craig Vokey, Karate Canada’s President. Nassim Varasteh was vice-world champion twice in kumite -60kg in 2006 and 2008. She now runs her own club in the greater Toronto area and has been coaching the Senior National Team in kumite for over four years. She was also Head Coach of the Canadian delegation at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, where Canada won two silver and two bronze medals.

About Karate Canada:

Karate Canada is a not-for-profit corporation constituted under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, with the objective of describing and incorporating all activities related to the promotion, organization, regulation and popularization of the sport of karate all over Canada, of protecting the physical and emotional health of athletes, and of promoting the interests of karate throughout Canada. Karate Canada benefits from the support of and is funded by the government of Canada. Karate Canada and its 11 member Provincial and Territorial Associations assemble roughly 16,000 participants nationwide. Furthermore, Karate Canada is a proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the World Karate Federation and the Pan American Karate Federation. See more at www.karatecanada.org.