WTF Reveals Host Cities for 2014 & 2015 World Taekwondo GP Finals

iSportconnect. Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:45.

“The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) announced the host cities for the eight World Taekwondo GP Series events and two World Taekwondo GP Finals that will be staged in 2014 and 2015. … The announcement was made during a WTF Council meeting in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.… Read the rest

World Taekwondo sign MoU with Inas as Paralympic drive continues

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By Duncan Mackay | Insidethegames

“June 17 – World Taekwondo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Inas, the International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability, which could one day see them taking part in the sport at the Paralympics. … Read the rest

South Koreans set to go head-to-head for World Taekwondo Federation top job

Hong Moon-jong (left) is set to challenge Chungwon Choue for the job of WTF President (http://goo.gl/CqvgG)

By Duncan Mackay

“April 18 – Chungwon Choue is set to face another South Korean candidate as he seeks a fourth term as President of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), it has been reported.… Read the rest

World Taekwondo Federation Nominated for Peace and Sport Award

By World Taekwondo Federation News

“The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has been nominated for International Sports Federation of the Year at the Peace and Sport International Forum in Sochi, Russia for the outstanding contribution to communities in developing nations made by its groundbreaking WTF Peace Corps initiative.… Read the rest

London Olympic Taekwondo Closes by Making History

By World Taekwondo Federation News

“If there is one story that of the London 2012 Olympic Games that embodies the spirit, values, and ideals of Olympism, it is the final medal matches of the tekwondo competition. … Italian Carlo Molfetta won the men’s +80kg in one of the most dramatic and exciting matches of the London Games, and perhaps taekwondo’s Olympic history.… Read the rest

Taekwondo: Lutalo Muhammad eyeing glory after selection row

‘The focus will always be a gold medal,’ says Lutalo Muhammad

By Trevor Baxter | Manchester Evening News | August 01, 2012

“Lutalo Muhammad is ready to win the hearts and minds of a nation when he goes into battle for a taekwondo gold medal. … The Manchester-based martial arts expert was controversially chosen ahead of ‘People’s Champion’ Aaron Cook to compete in the -80kg weight division … A sustained media campaign in favour of Gorton-based Cook threatened to ruin the greatest moment in Muhammad’s   career and the unassuming 21-year-old became a figure of hate for social networking trolls.… Read the rest

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