Cambodia - WT and the Asia Development Foundation (ADF) delivered a taekwondo development fund and university student scholarships to Hang Chuon Naron, minister of Cambodia education, youth and sport, in a ceremony at the Education Ministry in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on March 9, 2019.
South Korea - The 1st WT Educator Certification Course, designed to train instructors who will then teach national taekwondo coaches, will be held on March 9-11, 2019, at Taekwondowon in Muju, Korea under the auspices of World Taekwondo and the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation.
South Korea - World Taekwondo is welcoming candidatures from its global athlete community to serve on the World Taekwondo Athletes’ Committee from 2019-2023, as the federation works to ensure the athlete voice is heard.
Saudi Arabia - World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue met with the Saudi Taekwondo Federation and Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) in Riyadh on Feb. 11 to discuss the plans for the first ever Islamic Women’s Open Taekwondo Championships which will be held in Jeddah, November.
Turkey - World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue has stressed the importance of new education and development programs for the sport worldwide.
CHINA - China has become a new powerhouse of taekwondo in recent years. In 2017, China’s Ministry of Education made taekwondo a mandatory test for some high school entrance exam and also made it an optional subject for students looking to finish their college degree.
Norway - The biggest shock of the 2018 Grand-Prix Final came in the gold medal match of the highly competitive Men’s -80kg category. There, odds-on favorite Maksim “Red Machine” Khramtcov of Russia took to the mats against Richard Andre Ordemann of Norway.
Switzerland - The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), World Taekwondo (WT) and Badminton World Federation (BWF) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote humanitarian, peace and development-supporting activities.
South Korea - Taekwondo is a powerful channel for bringing hope and peace to the masses, and 2018 was another historic year in fulfilling our vision of peace through taekwondo.
Spain - The company Swiss Timing, in charge of all the timing and scoring at the Olympic Games until 2032, has communicated to Daedo that it has been selected as the PSS supplier for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.