This has been a long-awaited decision on which PSS Company will be used at London 2012 Olympic Games, and we much regret that it has taken so long to reach the final decision on the choice of PSS supplier for London 2012 Olympic Games Taekwondo Competitions.
Unlike the procedure for selecting equipment for WTF-promoted championships, equipment suppliers for the Olympic Games are nominated by the Organizing Committee from among IF-recognized companies, as stipulated in the rules of the IOC for the Olympic Games.
Swiss Timing, the responsible company contracted by the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) for centralized games information and scoring of taekwondo competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has independently evaluated two potential PSS suppliers recognized by the WTF, LaJust and Daedo, to determine which is more suitable and reliable for working in a Swiss Timing environment at the London 2012 Olympic Games Taekwondo competition.
According to its report, the areas analyzed by Swiss Timing were data architecture, PSS interface with Swiss Timing, Protocol exchange with Swiss Timing, PSS management, technical modification and solution required and estimated collaboration quality with Swiss Timing prior of the London Test Event. All these are key aspects in successful operation of scoring system at London 2012 Olympic Games.
Based on intensive analysis and research, including observation of LaJust at the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships Gyeongju, Swiss Timing has informed the WTF that it has selected Daedo as a PSS supplier for London 2012 Olympic Games taekwondo competition.
Accordingly, the WTF is giving this notice to our member national associations for their due reference and preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In addition, the WTF hereby confirms that Daedo will be used at all Qualification Tournaments for London 2012 Olympic Games to ensure all qualification tournaments take place with consistency under same conditions as the London 2012 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, LaJust still maintains its status as a WTF-recognized PSS company eligible to be used at the other events in the WTF Events Calendar other than the London 2012 Olympic Games and related Qualification Tournaments.
I thank you in advance for your continued support and collaboration for our continued endeavors to best stage competitions of our beloved sport in the Olympic Games.
Jin Suk Yang
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