Teams will compete in the 1st Asian Junior Taekwondo Poomsae Championships(May 4th), the 2nd Asian Taekwondo Poomsae Championships(May 5th), the 6th Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships(May 6th~8th), the 20th Asian Taekwondo Championships(May 9th~11th).
The opening ceremony was held on May 4th in the venue of the competition Phu Tho Stadium. In the opening ceremony, Dai soon Lee, the President of Asian Taekwondo Union said:
“This Asian Taekwondo Championships, which starts today, is more important and significant than ever. First, this is an international taekwondo championship which is held three month prior to the opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
So this championship is more or less like the eve of Olympics wishing the success of the Olympics. Therefore the Asian Taekwondo Championships today should be able to realize the Olympic spirit just as the 2012 London Olympic Games themselves.”
The list of the countries is Afghanistan, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanma, Pakistan, Palestine, Philipines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.