International - World Taekwondo (WT), the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), International Hockey Federation (FIH) and The Hockey Foundation (THF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on the promotion of humanitarian and peace-building initiatives.
International - Taekwondo athletes, Yvette Yong (Able Seaman, Royal Canadian Navy) and Rafael Kamalov (Private, Ground Forces of the Russian Federation), have been named as the International Military Sports Council (CISM) Female and Male Athlete of the Year 2018 respectively.
International - The Grand Slam Director for WT Jin Bang Yang, talked exclusively with MasTKD about the qualification process to Olympics trough this event that is taking place in Wuxi China. With a separate ranking system, the WT is enhancing this tournament besides the Grand Prix Series to develop the way to compete for all the athletes around the world.
International - World Taekwondo has created a working group to explore taekwondo’s inclusion in the Commonwealth Games for Birmingham 2022 and beyond.
International - Director General Jin-bang Yang, having completed his contract with WT, will depart the Seoul office to return to his teaching duties at Yongin University. However, he remains as Chairman of the WT Technical Committee.
International - The IOC Session has confirmed that taekwondo is on the core sports programme of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The IOC Session, which took place in Lima, confirmed taekwondo’s place following the selection of Paris as the host city for the 2024 Games and on the proposal of the IOC Executive Board.