Taekwondo: Governing body won’t overturn Cook snub

Aaron Cook (Tim Hales/AP Photos)

AFP/ac | Posted: 11 July 2012 0138 hrs

“LONDON: World Taekwondo Federation chiefs have ruled that British Taekwondo followed their selection policy when they controversially snubbed world number one Aaron Cook for the London Olympics. … Cook was overlooked for the under-80 kilograms place at the Games despite successfully retaining his European title earlier this year.… Read the rest

London 2012 Olympics: GB Taekwondo’s lobbying of WTF over seeding procedures adds to Aaron Cook controversy

London 2012 Olympics: GB Taekwondo's lobbying of WTF over seeding procedures adds to Aaron Cook controversy

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11:00PM BST 03 Jun 2012

“The controversy surrounding Aaron Cook’s omission from Great Britain’s Olympic squad has intensified after it emerged that GB Taekwondo petitioned the sport’s world governing body to change the rules to favour lower-ranked athletes in February.”

“… Telegraph Sport can reveal that GB Taekwondo successfully lobbied the World Taekwondo Federation to change its seeding procedures so that low-ranked, home nations athletes would automatically go to London 2012 as the No 4 seed.

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OLYMPICS QUALIFIERS IN EGYPT: WTF confirms Chukwumerije, others

By Innocent Amomoh

“Ahead of the London Olympic  Games slated for this year, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has confirmed 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medalist, Chika Chukwumerije, and two other Nigerians for the African Olympics Qualifiers holding this month in Cairo, Egypt.… Read the rest

WTF President’s New Year Message for 2012

By World Taekwondo Federation President Chungwon Choue

“Dear Taekwondo Family Members, … I would like to extend my warmest greetings for the New Year of 2012. … The anticipation has been mounting and another exciting Olympic year is upon us.  Yet these Olympics have a new and even more exciting element that highlights the World Taekwondo Federation’s theme for 2012, “Spreading Hope and Dreams to the Youth of the World.” … August of 2010 marked the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.  … Read the rest

London 2012: Technology transforms taekwondo for Olympics

Taekwondo fighters demonstrate the new technology

By Jessica Creighton

“The type of contentious judging decision that almost saw British taekwondo star Sarah Stevenson unfairly eliminated from the 2008 Olympics could be a thing of the past. … It has taken over two years but the sport might have finally revolutionised its controversial scoring system.… Read the rest