WTF official would be ‘surprised’ to see protests

By: Associated Press | UPDATED: Jul 25, 3:19p ET

“LONDON (AP) — Taekwondo’s new electronic scoring system is expected to help eliminate any chance of controversy at the Olympics. … The martial art was plagued by scoring issues at the Beijing Olympics, and the results of one heavyweight women’s fight were overturned.… Read the rest

African Olympic Qualification Tournament Kicks Off in Cairo, Egypt

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“The WTF African Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games kicked off at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on Jan. 11, 2012 for a two-day run. … A total of 85 athletes from 30 African countries are competing for 16 places for the taekwondo competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games.… Read the rest

Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament Kicks Off on Nov. 26 in Bangkok, Thailand

“The WTF Asian Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games kicked off on Nov. 26, 2011 for a two-day run in Bangkok, Thailand. … The Asian Qualification Tournament takes place at the John Paul II Sports Center at the Assumption University of Thailand in eastern Bangkok.… Read the rest

Students Use Their Kicks to Stop Cancer

By Joseph Wenzel IV

“The Olympic Taekwondo Academy will hold its first ever Kick-A-Thon to raise money for the St. Jude Research Hospital on Saturday. … A person can pledge a set amount for each kick. Then, the person will pay that amount multipled by the number of times a student kicks a bag in one minute.… Read the rest