Singapore -- Seven clubs affiliated to Singapore karate's national association have been expelled, according to uk.eurosport.yahoo.com.
These clubs reportedly are affiliated with an organisation believed to challenge the authority of the official Singapore Karate-Do Federation (SKF).
A disciplinary committee claimed the other karate union is suspected to seek to "usurp the position of the SKF as the controlling body."
One fighter, who won bronze at the Indonesia Open in 2010 said: "It's unfair, we have trained very hard to reach a high level, and now we can't represent Singapore."
Oh well - politics...