Nepali President Praises Taekwondo, WTF Humanitarian Project

The president of Nepal has praised taekwondo and the World Taekwondo Federation’s humanitarian work during a meeting with a visiting WTF delegation. “Taekwondo is a very popular sport in our country,” said Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. “Taekwondo is not only a sport, but also it is education, which helps form a new well-disciplined generation.”

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WTF Nepal Project 2016

WTF Mission Vows to ‘Do Good for Nepalese People’

WTF President Choue and WTF Continental Union presidents, along with a 15-member WTF Demonstration Team, arrived in Nepal on Jan. 29 for a week-long reconnaissance visit for the WTF Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) pilot project and the WTF’s Nepal earthquake relief program.

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WTF Leaders Welcomed by Nepalese Prime Minster during Aid Reconnaissance Mission

Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli thanked the delegation for their visit, noting that Nepal is moving forward on the sports front, with recent international success in cricket. Having seen taekwondo at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea in 2014, it was, Oli noted, “very excellent.”

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Rock ‘n Roll Banker Donates Profits, Song to THF

WTF Treasurer John Walker Launches New Album ‘Rain Dreaming’ At a launch event in Seoul, a prominent investment banking executive previewed his second music album and announced that profits from the work would be donated to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation.

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World Taekwondo Federation to Allow Refugee Athletes to Compete at Rio 2016

WTF to Allow Refugee Athletes to Compete at Rio 2016

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) announced today that it is in the process of amending its rules to give refugee athletes a chance to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as part of its commitment to ensuring that taekwondo is accessible to all.

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WTF, U.N. and sport officials put heads together at International Sport Cooperation conference in Seoul

‘Sport for a Better World’ is the Proposed Mission

In a Seoul conference, WTF President Chungwon Choue laid out the taekwondo body’s latest humanitarian initiative in a presentation lauded by a senior executive of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Under the theme of “Sport for a Better World,” the International Sport Cooperation Center of Korea (ISC) and the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) jointly sponsored a conference held in Seoul’s Plaza Hotel on Oct. 26, 2015. The event attracted figures from the fields of sport and development, including the WTF’s Choue, UNHCR Korea Representative Dirk Hebecker and Olympafrica International Foundation CEO Thierno Alassane Diack. After opening remarks by ISC President [...]

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