Taekwondo

SEOUL, Korea (March 31, 2020) – World Taekwondo has welcomed the announcement of the new dates for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and provided its stakeholders with an update on the subsequent impact to its events calendar in 2020 and 2021. The IOC, IPC, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
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Note: This article was prepared before the IOC made the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.” World Taekwondo launches social media campaign to highlight how Para taekwondo athletes around the world are overcoming barriers to training by training at home. — Written by IPC Volunteer writer Lee Reaney World Taekwondo’s #KickingItAtHome Initiative
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SEOUL, Korea (March 25, 2020) – World Taekwondo fully supports the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee’s joint-decision to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 until next year in order to safeguard the health and well-being of participating athletes and everyone involved. World Taekwondo shares the IOC and Tokyo 2020’s commitment to safeguarding the health of all
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SEOUL, Korea (March 17, 2020) – World Taekwondo, the Wuxi Municipal People’s Government, and the Jiangsu Wuxi Economic Development Zone today held a donation ceremony via video conference, in which it was agreed that the Wuxi and Jiangsu governments would donate 100,000 protective masks to WT as part of global efforts to contain the spread
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The World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships originally scheduled to be held in Herning on May 21-24 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak that recently has been a serious issue in the world.  Please find the letter from WT President Chungwon Choue regarding the cancellation of the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. 20200313 Cancellation of WT
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ROME, Italy (June 9, 2019) – World Taekwondo today staged the first-ever medal ceremony of a modern sport inside the ancient Colosseum in Rome. Medallists from the Roma 2019 World Taekwondo Grand Prix stood proudly with their medals alongside World Taekwondo President Choue inside the nearly 2,000-year-old amphitheatre. Some of the athletes in attendance included:
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SEOUL, Korea (May 28, 2019) – World Taekwondo has announced a limited reshuffle of the managerial staff at its Seoul headquarters. Under the reshuffle, which will take effect on June 1, Jerry Ling, who currently heads the Strategic Planning Office, will move to the President’s Office as chief of staff. Kisam Kim, manager in the
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MANCHESTER, UK (May 19, 2019) – Four new athletes were today elected to serve on the World Taekwondo Athletes’ Committee for a four-year term from 2019-2023. The new members were elected by their fellow athletes during the Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships. It was the first time that World Taekwondo has held elections for its
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MANCHESTER, UK (May 19, 2019) – World Taekwondo today took another step forward in the implementation of its Sustainability Strategy as World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue signed a pledge to implement the principles enshrined in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action Declaration. The letter, addressed to the Executive
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MANCHESTER, UK (May 19, 2019) – The Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships drew to a spectacular close today with Korea, China & Great Britain finishing top of the overall medal table, following seven dramatic gold medal matches. In the women division, Korea finished top of the medal table, followed by China and Great Britain. In
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