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Letters from Europe
Let Us Talk about Taekwondo (ITF) in Ukraine

By Vasyl Tkachenko
EU Correspondent
For over 26 years, the non-Olympic version of Taekwondo (ITF) has been developing in Kirovohrad (now Kropyvnytskyi). We talked to Igor Zyunzei, president of the One Way Sports Complex and coach of the ...

New Book: Korea's Olympic Icon — Kim Un-Yong's Resolute Odyssey
“Korea's Olympic Icon: Kim Un-Yong's Resolute Odyssey,”a biography of the late Dr. Kim Un-Yong, the father of Olympic Taekwondo and a legend of Korean sports administration, was ...

Op-Ed Special
"Put Late Dr. Kim Un-Yong Where He Belongs in National Cemetery!"

Special Contribution
By Don E. Porter
When a chance meeting with former UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon took place at the Sochi Winter Olympics, I remember him telling me when I told him I had been in Korea in 1951-52, he graciously ...

Dr. Kim Un-Yong, "Father of Olympic Taekwondo," Passes Away at Age 86

Special Contribution
By Don E. Porter
Former IOC Vice President Kim Un-Yong passed away at 2:21 a.m. (local Korean time) on Oct. 3, 2017. He was 86 years old. He was healthy and active until recently but died in his sleep unexpectedly. ...

ITF Demonstration Team to Perform in Muju
ITF Honorary President Chang Ung to Join
The International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) headquartered in Vienna Austria announced on June 6, 2017 that the ITF International Demonstration Team will perform at the world ...

18th Taekwondo Peace Corps Launched
A ceremony to kick off the 18th short-term Taekwondo Peace Corps was held at Yongin University in Yongin City in South Korea's Gyeonggi Province on Dec. 30, 2016. Members of the corps, who ...

Why Indian Olympic Association’s Players Are So Poor in Olympics?
The Indian Olympic Association sent to 2016 Rio Olympics the nation's largest ever delegation (a total of 120 athletes; 37 larger than their previous record of 83 athletes in 2012) in the history of Indian ...

2015 WTF World Cup Team Championships Starts in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The 2015 WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships kicked off on Dec. 8, 2015 for a two-day run at the Sala de Armas, the Olympic fencing venue in the Magdalena ...

Turkey's Samsun, Venue for 2 Global Taekwondo Events Slated for Sept. 17-20, 2015
SAMSUN, Turkey (Sept. 15, 2015) — The Turkish city of Samsun is ready for the 6th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships and the 2015 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 2. The 6th World ...

WTF Signs Business MOU TPF in Muju, S. Korea
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has signed a memorandum of understanding on business cooperation with the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation (TPF) in Muju, South Korea on August 25, ...

Moldovan Prime Minister Pledges to Promote Taekwondo Across Nation
WTF Council Decides on 2017 World Championships Host CityGeneral
Taipei City Ready for 1st Asian Para-Taekwondo Championships
WTF President Calls for Support for Sport Peace Corps
Taekwondo Included in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
Extraordinary WTF Council Meeting Takes Place in Bangkok, Thailand
Russia Clinches Men's Team Title at 2014 WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships
1st WTF Gala Awards Dinner Recognizes Taekwondo's Best Athletes, Coach, Referee
Queretaro, Mexico Ready for 2014 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic Receives Honorary Taekwondo Certificate from WTF
S. Korea Grabs Overall Title at 9th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
S. Korea Clinches 4, Vietnam 2 Golds on 3rd Day of 9th WTF Championships
WTF Signs MOU with ITF
USA, France Grab 1 Gold Medal Each on Final Day of Taekwondo Competition at 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games
Thailand, Iran Clinch 1 Gold Medal Each on 1st Day of Taekwondo Competition at 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games
Iran Takes Overall Male, Female Titles at 1st WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan Ready for 1st WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships
Spain, S. Korea Grab 1 Gold Medal Each on Final Day in Suzhou, China
Host Russia Takes Overall Men's Title at 5th World Para-Taekwondo Championships
5th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships to Take Place in Moscow on June 21-22
Taekwondo Program of FISU Forum 2014 Concludes in Great Success in Gwangju, Korea
S. Korea Takes Men's, Female's Overall Titles at 10th World Junior Taekwondo Championships
Moscow, Russia to Host 5th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships in June 2014
WTF Awards Kazakh President 9th Dan Black Belt
Spain, Russia Take Home 1 Gold Medal Each at 2013 WTF Grand Prix Final in Manchester
Asia Beats Europe 7-5 at 2nd Asia-Europe Intercontinental Championships
Philippines Clinches 2 Gold Medals on 3rd Day of World Poomsae Championships in Bali
Taekwondo Competition of 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games Begins in St. Petersburg
WTF Head Attends IOC Session in Buenos Aires
S. Korea Takes Men's, Women's Overall Titles
N. Korea's IOC Member Chang Ung Meets with UN. Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon in New York
Lausanne Ready for 4th World Para-Taekwondo Championships and 2013 Swiss Open
S. Korea, China Win Men’s, Women’s Title, at 2012 World Taekwondo Championships
Korean Fighter to Star at Asia's Biggest Mixed Martial Arts Event
World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for 2012 London Olympics to Kick Off in Azerbaijan
World Taekwondo Championship Kicks Off in Gyeongju, Korea on May 1
Philosophical Principles of Taekwondo
"Late Taekwondo Guru Lee Geum-Hong Should Be Honored with Awards" Senior Politician Says
WTF World Taekwondo Tour 2010 Moscow Wraps Up in Great Success
2010 WTF World Taekwondo Tour to Take Place in Moscow on Dec. 10
WTF's General Assembly Approves New Caledonia as 192nd Member Nation
Vladivostok, Russia Chosen as Host Site for 6th World Poomsae Championships by WTF
Taekwondo Competition at 1st SportAccord Combat Games Wraps Up in Success in Beijing
Taekwondo Competition of 1st SportAccord Combat Games to Take Place in Beijing Sept. 2
China Sweeps 2 Gold Medals on Final Day of Taekwondo Competition
Russia, Israel Win 1 Gold Medal Each on 1st Day of Taekwondo Competition in Singapore
Taekwondo Competition of 1st Youth Olympic Games to Kick Off in Singapore on Aug. 15
Iran, Korea Clinch Men’s & Women’s Title of 2010 World Cup Taekwondo Championships
WTF Council Approves Aruba as Host of 2012 World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships
Taekwondo Classified as Category 2, Optional Sport at Commonwealth Games
WTF President Proposes Creation of ‘Sport Peace Corps’ at UN-IOC Forum in Lausanne
4th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships Conclude in Success
S. Korea to Host 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Gyeongju
Korea Clinches Overall Men’s Title; China Grabs Overall Women’s Title
Spain Clinches 2 Gold Medals on 2nd Day of World Taekwondo Championships
2009 World Taekwondo Championships Kick off in Copenhagen, Denmark
Chungwon Choue Succeeds in Retaining Presidency of World Taekwondo Federation
Taekowndo Park in Muju, Korea to House World Taekwondo Academy
2009 World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships Wrap Up in Great Success
New WTF Lausanne Office Opens
WTF to Hold Ceremony for Launch of Newly Expanded Lausanne Office on May 5
UC-Berkeley Hosts Int'l Taekwondo Events
History of Taekkwondo
Activation Ceremony Held for 2008/09 Winter Taekwondo Peace Corps
Nepal Emerged as Taekwondo Team Champion in India
Korean Fair Play Committee Holds 2nd Korean Fair Play Award Ceremony in Seoul
WTF Holds Joint Technical Meeting for Amendments to Competition Rules
WTF to Introduce Athlete Ranking System in 2009
Official Declaration of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) on Its Legal Status and Illegal Claim of Mr. Choi Jung Hwa
Taekwondo Is An Effective Educational Tool for Children Worldwide, WTF President Says
Son of Taekwondo Founder Returns to Seoul
Taekwondo Day Observed with Various Events at Olympic Park in Seoul
Olympic Taekwondo Competition Wraps Up with 22 Countries Winning at Least One Medal
Iran's Hadi Defends Olympic Title on 3rd Day of Olympic Taekwondo Competition
S. Korean Taekwondo Medalist Elected to IOC Athletes' Commission
Host China, Mexico Win Gold on 1st Day of Taekwondo Competition at Beijing Olympic Games
Launch Ceremony Held for Taekwondo Peace Corps, WTF Demonstration Team
Participants in WTF Olympic Coach Seminar Adopt Resolution on Fair Play
GNP Floor Leader Hong Elected as KTA Head
WTF President Participates as Torchbearer in Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in Lijiang, China
WTF Signs Agreement on Taekwondo Poomsae with Belgrade 2009 Universiade OC
7th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships Wrap Up in Izmir, Turkey
WTF's General Assembly in Turkey Unanimously Adopts 2009 World Anti-Doping Code
WTF to Launch ‘Taekwondo Peace Corps' Project in July 2008
WTF Holds 3rd Sanction Committee Meeting in Rome, Italy
WTF Signs Global Partnership with Macquarie
Taekwondo Poomsae to Be Included in Official Program of Belgrade Universiade 2009
Korean Fair Play Committee Holds 1st Korean Fair Play Award Ceremony in Seoul
Denmark, Chinese Taipei, Gets 1 Gold, Each
"Taekwondo Changed My Life" Says Megadeth Leader Dave Mustaine
International Workshop on Sports and Peace Held in Leuven, Belgium
WTF World Taekwondo Olympic Tournament Wraps Up in Resounding Success in UK
2008 Beijing Olympics Referee Selection Training Camp Kicks Off in Jeonju, South Korea
Indonesian President Receives Honorary WTF Dan Certificate, Taekwondo Uniform in Seoul
2 Bronze Medals to Be Awarded in Taekwondo Competition at Olympic Games
WTF Offers Condolences to Murdered Iraqi Taekwondo Athletes
WTF, ITF Agree on Formation of Taekwondo Integration Coordination Committee
WTF Head Nominated as New GCS Int'l Chief
WTF President Chungwon Choue Nominated as President of Korean Fair Play Committee
Korea Clinches Both Male and Female Titles
1st WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships Wrap Up in Success
1st WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships Kick Off in Bangkok
WTF Signs Recognition Contract with LaJUST
WTF Marks "Taekwondo Day" with Many Events
World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
WTF Designates Sept. 4 as Taekwondo Day
Kyorugi -- Olympic Fighting Technigues
Prince Albert II Cup Taekwondo Tournament
IOC President Jacques Rogge Visits WTF H.Q.
SportAccord 2006 Kicks Off in Seoul
WTF Posts Electronic Protector Test Result
WTF Attends SPORTELAsia 2006 in Shanghai
WTF Holds Electronic Protector Demonstration
Over 600 Delegates from 57 Countries Confirm
Taekwondo and Its Meaning
WTF Chief Attends Fajr Taekwondo Tourney
Afghans Emerge Taekwondo Champion
Bidding Cities Prepare for SportAccord 2006
Big Names to Speak at SportAccord 2006
SportAccord Exhibition Space Sold Out
2009 Summer Universiade Officials Visit WTF HQ
WTF Chief Lectures at Beijing University
WTF Inks Official Pact with Ambassador Hotel
Korea Open Taekwondo Kicks Off in Seoul
2 Taekwondo Bodies to Meet in Beijing Aug. 30
SportAccord 2006 to Be Held in Seoul
Taekwondo Still Official Olympic Sport
WTF, ITF Agree on Technical Integration
Preparatory Talks to Be Held in Beijing June 27
WTF to Hold 1st Ad-hoc Committee Meeting
Integration of WTF, ITF Discussed in Lausanne
WTF President Choue Donates US$125,000
S. Korea's Kim Un-Yong Quits Olympic Panel
Taekwondo Performance to Be Staged May 20
WTF Body Changed, Its Personnel Reshuffled
Seoul to Host "2006 SportAccord Convention"
Korea Wins Overall Men’s, Women’s Team Titles
Korea Adds 3 Gold Medals on the 3rd Day
Korea Adds 2 Golds; Spain, US Earn 1 Each
Korea Wins 2 Golds; China, Brazil 1 Each
Iran, Mexico Win Golds at WTF Championships
WTF Elects New Leadership, Starts New Logo
Reform Receomendations for WTF Approved
WTF, Samsung Ink Global Partner Agreement
WTF Task Force Issues Final Reform Plan
Muju to Become Mecca for World Taekwondo
Taekwondo Reform Process Making Strides
World Taekwondo Federation to Be Reformed
Grand Master Jhoon Rhee Returns Home to Serve as Youngsan Univ.'s Chair Professor
Korea, China Add 1 Gold in Taekwondo Aug. 29
China, US Wins 1 Gold in Taekwondo Aug. 28
S. Korea Wins 1 Gold, 1 Bronze in Taekwondo
Chinese Taipei Sweeps 2 Golds in Taekwondo
World Taekwondo Festival Kicks off in Cheongju
"Unification of Two Koreas and Taekwondo Are My Life-Time Goal"
3 Int'l Taekwondo Events Take Place in June
First World Taekwondo Muye Championships Held at Kukkiwon

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