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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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WTF PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES TAEKWONDO HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION AT U.N. HQ

World Taekwondo Federation President (WTF) Chungwon Choue today addressed the United Nations at their headquarters in New York on the topic of a new humanitarian initiative, after which the WTF Taekwondo Demonstration Team performed for the assembled U.N. officials and some 700 young students from around the world.

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