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World Taekwondo Europe has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the Balkan Taewkondo Championships that will be held on 14-16 September, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania.

The Balkan Championship is being held as an effort to build relationships among balkan taekwondo athletes clubs and MNAs, as well as an invitation to all taekwondo community to join in as a warm up of a new taekwondo season ahead.
The Championship enjoys the patronage of the World Taekwondo Europe and the organization of the Balkan Taekwondo Union.
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As an inspiration for the generations to come, World Taekwondo President Dr. Choue, along with his Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) initiative, which has been expanding through the world since 2015, has given a greater meaning in what taekwondo represents, the values it supports, and the human rights it fortifies by enhancing young refugees to be diligent, have faith and believe in their selves. Also, it acts as a hub that embraces the refugee children, trying to give back to them the only thing that makes a kid happy; a smile on its face.

Aligned in these values, THF has been spreading peace through taekwondo and President Choue vows to help resolve global refugee crisis.

 

"Peace is more precious than triumph”; this is not the message from Pope Francis to the world, but from World Taekwondo (WT) President Choue Chung-won to ramp up efforts to tackle the refugee crisis across the world.

World Taekwondo President also chairman of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), believes that sport should instill dreams and hopes in refugee children, and taekwondo, Korea's traditional martial art featured in the Olympics, can play a leading role in this purpose.

The five-term president of WT, the International Federation governing the world's most famous combat sport, is trying best to spread this lofty message throughout the world.

"The 21st century is the era of sharing and living together, and sport has great potential to contribute to world peace," Choue said in a recent interview at the WT's headquarters in Seoul.

"It is important to foster taekwondo as a popular and fun sport but taekwondo, as an Olympic sport, must be thought of as something that plays a positive role in making the world a better place," he added.

Under Choue's leadership, WT puts up a banner with this message in a local language where its demonstration team is performing.

 

Peace preacher

His philosophy has been shown well in WT's seamless efforts to become a responsible body to promote peace through a variety of activities.

Choue, who has also served as board member of the Olympic Refuge Foundation since 2017, stressed the importance of providing support for young children and students.

"The young people in refugee towns have no place to go after school. Taekwondo can be a starting point for cherishing their hopes," he said.

In 2016, in cooperation with the Olympics Committee, WT opened the door for people with refugee status to attend the Olympic Games.

"We plan to expand our efforts by giving more opportunities for these young people to participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020," he said.

To this end, the THF, established under the leadership of Choue in 2016 to deliver taekwondo training and education for refugees, has conducted a number of projects in many countries, including Jordan, Nepal, Turkey, Djibouti, Rwanda and France.

On June 3, THF signed a memorandum of understanding with Rome and the Italian Taekwondo Federation (FITA) to support refugees in the local community of the Italian capital through taekwondo. Rome was also named as the THF ambassador city.

FITA, a long-time supporter of the humanitarian activities, collaborated with the THF two years ago in delivering programs in a refugee camp in Rome.

"With its growing number of refugees, the city is aware of the seriousness of the refugee crisis, and is now seeking to find a solution to solve the European refugee problem through taekwondo," Choue said.

"The main purpose is to support the youth in refugee villages and educate them to become good citizens."

In a related move, WT opened its 10th regional training center named "The Giulio Onesti facility" in the Italian capital on June 4.

Built on an area of 25 hectares, Giulio Onesti accommodates both indoor and outdoor facilities, including three training courts, six classrooms and accommodation for up to 200 people.

In April, the THF opened its first dedicated taekwondo training facility, the Azraq Taekwondo Academy, in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.

Located 90 kilometers away from the Jordan- Syrian border, the Azraq camp, a facility for refugees who escaped from the Syrian civil war, serves many boys and girls by teaching taekwondo skills and providing necessary education for their futures.

Choue's passion for supporting refugees comes from his strong belief that the refugee crisis should be taken as a global crisis.

"There are soaring numbers of refugees worldwide and half of them are women and children. We must all work together to solve this global problem," he said.

Taekwondo has become a medium for the Vatican City to join hands with WT to support women and young people in refugee camps.

"In 2016, the Vatican first showed interest in sport, and WT put on a taekwondo demonstration at an indoor auditorium in the city," Choue said.

In late May, WT performed the first-ever demonstration in the presence of the Pope in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City with thousands in the audience. The performance ended with the unfurling of a banner reading "Peace is more precious than triumph" in Italian.

Pope Francis, who received an honorary 10th dan black belt from Choue in May last year, has expressed keen interest in the THF's efforts to support refugees.

 

Reinventing taekwondo

Dr. Choue said that taekwondo's role in improving inter-Korean relations is a great example of how sport can contribute to peace and stability.

"I believe that taekwondo has played an important role in finding a breakthrough for inter-Korean relations by creating a thawing atmosphere behind the scene," he said.

As a result of WT's efforts, taekwondo participants from South and North Korea, which represent WT and the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), respectively, performed together at the pre-show of the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in February.

The joint demonstration was an iconic moment for taekwondo as it showed the sport's potential to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

Along with his efforts to support refugee children and women, Choue has spared no efforts to reinvent taekwondo as the most exciting and popular combat sport through reformative measures.

First, WT is working to improve its official "dobok" (uniform) by upgrading its design and materials.

"Current uniforms have problems with functionality. Using materials to better absorb sweat and improve air permeability, we will develop new uniforms that can ensure more comfortable movements for participants," he said.

The organization plans to unveil new uniforms within this year and use them at the World Taekwondo Championships in 2019.

Another innovative attempt underway is to add the mixed gender team event to the Olympics.

"We are currently discussing details, including the scoring system and technique, with the aim of introducing the new event at the 2024 Paris Olympics," he said.

 

Source: Korean Times

 

 

 Under the guidance of Mr. Mustapha Moutarazak, Chairman of the WTE Poomsae Committee, coaches were instructed on all Poomsae related competition regulations, coach behaviour and competition management.
Next to our Kyurugi coach seminars, also WTE is developing a new curriculum for the poomsae education for coaches and referees.
Also in October 2018, WTE will start with the education of new Hanmadang International Referees who will be trained at our new Hanmadang Festival event which will take place at the end of October of this year.
These new courses are being implemented in close cooperation with the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters.

 

 

 

 

By Kim Jae-kyoung

"Peace is more precious than triumph."

This is not the message from Pope Francis to the world but from World Taekwondo (WT) President Choue Chung-won to ramp up efforts to tackle the refugee crisis across the world.

Choue, also chairman of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), believes that sport should instill dreams and hopes in refugee children, and taekwondo, Korea's traditional martial art featured in the Olympics, can play a leading role in this purpose.

The five-term president of WT, the International Federation governing the world's most famous combat sport, is trying best to spread this lofty message throughout the world.

 



World Taekwondo (WT) President Choue Chung-won talks with The Korea Times during a recent interview at the WT's headquarters in Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

"The 21st century is the era of sharing and living together, and sport has great potential to contribute to world peace," Choue said in a recent interview at the WT's headquarters in Seoul.

"It is important to foster taekwondo as a popular and fun sport but taekwondo, as an Olympic sport, must be thought of as something that plays a positive role in making the world a better place," he added.

Under Choue's leadership, WT puts up a banner with this message in a local language where its demonstration team is performing.

Peace preacher

His philosophy has been shown well in WT's seamless efforts to become a responsible body to promote peace through a variety of activities.

Choue, who has also served as board member of the Olympic Refuge Foundation since 2017, stressed the importance of providing support for young children and students.

"The young people in refugee towns have no place to go after school. Taekwondo can be a starting point for cherishing their hopes," he said.

In 2016, in cooperation with the Olympics Committee, WT opened the door for people with refugee status to attend the Olympic Games.

"We plan to expand our efforts by giving more opportunities for these young people to participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020," he said.

To this end, the THF, established under the leadership of Choue in 2016 to deliver taekwondo training and education for refugees, has conducted a number of projects in many countries, including Jordan, Nepal, Turkey, Djibouti, Rwanda and France.

On June 3, THF signed a memorandum of understanding with Rome and the Italian Taekwondo Federation (FITA) to support refugees in the local community of the Italian capital through taekwondo. Rome was also named as the THF ambassador city.

FITA, a long-time supporter of the humanitarian activities, collaborated with the THF two years ago in delivering programs in a refugee camp in Rome.

"With its growing number of refugees, the city is aware of the seriousness of the refugee crisis, and is now seeking to find a solution to solve the European refugee problem through taekwondo," Choue said.

"The main purpose is to support the youth in refugee villages and educate them to become good citizens."

In a related move, WT opened its 10th regional training center named "The Giulio Onesti facility" in the Italian capital on June 4.

Built on an area of 25 hectares, Giulio Onesti accommodates both indoor and outdoor facilities, including three training courts, six classrooms and accommodation for up to 200 people.

In April, the THF opened its first dedicated taekwondo training facility, the Azraq Taekwondo Academy, in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.

Located 90 kilometers away from the Jordan- Syrian border, the Azraq camp, a facility for refugees who escaped from the Syrian civil war, serves many boys and girls by teaching taekwondo skills and providing necessary education for their futures.

Choue's passion for supporting refugees comes from his strong belief that the refugee crisis should be taken as a global crisis.

"There are soaring numbers of refugees worldwide and half of them are women and children. We must all work together to solve this global problem," he said.

 

 


World Taekwondo President Choue Chung-won shakes hands with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on May 30 after the organization's first-ever demonstration in the presence of the Pope. / Courtesy of World Taekwondo

Taekwondo has become a medium for the Vatican City to join hands with WT to support women and young people in refugee camps.

"In 2016, the Vatican first showed interest in sport, and WT put on a taekwondo demonstration at an indoor auditorium in the city," Choue said.

In late May, WT performed the first-ever demonstration in the presence of the Pope in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City with thousands in the audience. The performance ended with the unfurling of a banner reading "Peace is more precious than triumph" in Italian.

Pope Francis, who received an honorary 10th dan black belt from Choue in May last year, has expressed keen interest in the THF's efforts to support refugees.

Reinventing taekwondo

Choue said that taekwondo's role in improving inter-Korean relations is a great example of how sport can contribute to peace and stability.

"I believe that taekwondo has played an important role in finding a breakthrough for inter-Korean relations by creating a thawing atmosphere behind the scene," he said.

As a result of WT's efforts, taekwondo participants from South and North Korea, which represent WT and the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), respectively, performed together at the pre-show of the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in February.

The joint demonstration was an iconic moment for taekwondo as it showed the sport's potential to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.


Along with his efforts to support refugee children and women, Choue has spared no efforts to reinvent taekwondo as the most exciting and popular combat sport through reformative measures.

First, WT is working to improve its official "dobok" (uniform) by upgrading its design and materials.

"Current uniforms have problems with functionality. Using materials to better absorb sweat and improve air permeability, we will develop new uniforms that can ensure more comfortable movements for participants," he said.

The organization plans to unveil new uniforms within this year and use them at the World Taekwondo Championships in 2019.

Another innovative attempt underway is to add the mixed gender team event to the Olympics.

"We are currently discussing details, including the scoring system and technique, with the aim of introducing the new event at the 2024 Paris Olympics," he said

 



If your coach license expires at 31/12/2018, please follow the following link to renew you card:

 

https://worldtaekwondoeurope.org/events/etu-calendar/coaches-seminar-by-etu/renewal-of-expiring-coach-license-card-31-12-2017-8

The renewal will keep you active for two more years!!!

The fee for renewing the coach license for 2 years (until 31/12/2020) is two hundred euros.

The cards will be  delivered personally to the owners,  by the WTE representatives at G1 tournaments.

 

 

The curtain falls today on Sunday 1st July for the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain. The event was launched on 22 June, where overall 26 nations participated with 4,542 athletes in total 28 different sports.

Taekwondo gave a strong presence in the games, offering an Olympic glimpse of some of the names that will be featured in Tokyo 2020.

A sum of 116 taekwondo athletes participated, with 72 of them from the 19 European countries that represented the sport. In detail, 41 out of 52 male athletes came from Europe and 31 out of the total 64 participating women and the participating countries were Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia Slovenia, Spain, and Turkey.

Taekwondo competitions run from 28-30 July, in the eight Olympic categories of the sport and for one more time, European taekwondo athletes mastered the medal standings by achieving the highest in rankings. European taekwondo achieved a total 26 out of the 32 medals of the event, which counts for the 81% in the overall medal giving.

What is more, 14 out of 16 medals in male category, and 12 out of 16 in the female category came from Europe, while the final medal standings ranking in countries were Spain, Turkey, Croatia and Serbia.

For taekwondo athletes who are already in their “Road to Tokyo”, the 2018 Mediterranean Games represent a very notable rehearsal to weigh both their progress and competitors and adjust accordingly for the upcoming two years and the second part of their Olympic journey if they aspire to scale up in ranking.

 

The overall results of the competition categories are the following:

 

Men's Less than 58 Kg

Spain TORTOSA CABRERA Jesus      Gold

Portugal BRAGANÇA Rui                   Silver

Tunisia NEFFATI Hedi                        Bronze

Serbia GLADOVIC Milos                    Bronze

 

Men's Less than 68 Kg        

Spain PEREZ POLO Javier                 Gold

Greece CHAMALIDIS Konstantinos     Silver

Turkey RECBER Hakan                     Bronze

Italy SPINOSA Davide                       Bronze

 

Men's Less than 80 Kg

Spain MARTINEZ GARCIA Raul         Gold

Egypt EISSA Seif                               Silver

Turkey SARI Yunus                            Bronze

Portugal FERREIRA Júlio                   Bronze

 

Men's More than 80 Kg       

Spain ROS GOMEZ Daniel                 Gold

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia GEORGIEVSKI Dejan   Silver

Turkey ATESLI Emre Kutalmıs           Bronze

France MIANGUE Yoann Alexandre   Bronze

 

Women's Less than 49 Kg  

Turkey YILDIRIM Rukiye                   Gold

Croatia TOMIC Kristina                    Silver

Serbia STANKOVIC Vanja                 Bronze

Morocco EL BOUCHTI Oumaima      Bronze

 

Women's Less than 57 Kg  

Turkey YAMAN Irem                         Gold

Egypt ELSAYED NADA Radwan        Silver

Spain CALVO GOMEZ Marta            Bronze

Croatia GLASNOVIC Nikita              Bronze

 

Women's Less than 67 Kg  

Croatia JELIC Matea                         Gold

France LAURIN Althea                      Silver

Egypt WAHBA Hedaya                      Bronze

Slovenia LEMAJIC Dunja                  Bronze

 

Women's More than 67 Kg 

Serbia BAJIC Ana                             Gold

France BLE Mari Paule                     Silver

Turkey KUS Nafia                             Bronze

Morocco DISLAM Wiam                   Bronze

 

 

 

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NEW FINANCAL POLICY, BUSINESS PLAN AND OPERATIONS REPORT

 

The Council of World Taekwondo Europe will at its meeting on August 2018 review and discuss the Business Plan, Operations report and new Financial policy of World Taekwondo Europe. In the Business Plan, long-term and short-term goals are formulated. The Operations Report covers an overview of the operations of World Taekwondo Europe in 2017. The Financial policy is aimed at more transparency and to ban all cash money transactions.

On the long run, World Taekwondo Europe aims at providing the best climate in Europe for athletes to reach their ultimate goal: winning (gold) medals at the Olympics. For this purpose, WTE aims at hosting high quality events for athletes to meet the best opponents, providing high quality educational courses for athletes and coaches and support for federations in their Olympic journey.

But the strategic goals not only focus on elite athletes and coaches. World Taekwondo Europe will further analyze its client groups and will present a roadmap for 2019-2020 to provide events for different client groups. In October 2018, a first step is made by organizing the first ever Hanmadang – in close cooperation with Kukkiwon - in Athens. Next to traditional Kukkiwon Poomsae the event will host breaking competition as well.

World Taekwondo Europe will also work closely together with its main sponsor Daedo International – who celebrates its 35th anniversary in August of this year! Their new Marvel theme body protectors and products are an excellent example for new and innovative children’s competition.

The operations of World Taekwondo Europe are managed from the office in Athens (Greece) and Rotterdam (Netherlands). The Director-General in the Athens office and deputy Secretary-General in the Rotterdam office have both their own responsibilities with regard to the operations and report directly to the Secretary-General and President. They are in charge of the relevant Committees and have to make sure the organizational operations run smoothly.

To be compliant with the general accepted financial and accounting standards, World Taekwondo Europe will ban all cash money transactions. At events, entry fees have to be paid either by bank transfer or with a bank credit or debit card on site. Payments to officials and workforce will be made in the future by bank transfer or by providing a debit card. The Financial report will be available at the download/documents section of the website.

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The first ever Hanmadang will take place in Athens from 26 – 28 October 2018. The World Taekwondo Europe President Sakis Pragalos and the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters President Oh Hyun Deuk signed today an agreement which makes the future organization of the Hanmadang in Europe a fact!

 

Next to Kukkiwon authorized poomsae, there will be power breaking, high jump breaking, long jump breaking and all round breaking on the event program. Athletes in different age categories, starting from under 12 years up to over 60 years of age, can participate at this amazing event.

 

 

Not only the Hanmadang will be organized but also national and international referees can apply for the first Kukkiwon Hanmadang Referee seminar, in order to obtain an official Kukkiwon Referee certificate which allows officiating at future Hanmadang events.

 

Also a Special Dan Promotion test will take place in Athens. For the exact schedule (subject to change, confirmation before 1 August 2018), please see below:

 

 

 

 


 

President Pragalos appointed Mr. Constantin Zabbal (GER) as Vice-chairman of the Poomsae Committee.
Mr. Zabbal is well known within the poomsae community and has more than 20 years experience as an International Poomsae Referee.
Mr. Zabbal will bring new insight and experience in the Poomsae Committee. WTE wishes Mr. Zabbal good luck with his new position.

 

 

The red carpet in the palace of martial arts “Ak Bars” rolled out in the 23rd edition of European Taekwondo Championships and the elite of European athletes made the journey to Russia to compete for the greatest title in the continent; the one of the European Taekwondo Champion.Now underway, European Taekwondo counts 23 European Championships of thrill and excitement around the continent and here’s some key milestones from their moments. Remember when…

 

1976 - The year the European Taekwondo Union was founded and the inaugural year of the European Championship that was realized in Barcelona, Spain where Germany was declared champion country followed by Netherlands and Spain. The European Taekwondo Championships were held in Barcelona (Spain) between May 22 and 23, 1976 under the organization of the European Taekwondo Union (ETU) and the Spanish Federation of Taekwondo. The competition was held at the Palau Blaugrana.
1978 – Still under the physically and ideologically divided Germany, the 2nd edition of the European Taekwondo Championships took place in Munich, West Germany from 20 October until 22 October 
1980 – The year of women inclusion at the European Taekwondo Championships competing in all the divisions categories equivalent to men. The championship was realized in Esbjerg, Denmark from 14 - 17 October 1980, with Germany being declared champion country. Worth to mention that women were included in the European Taekwondo Championship before the respective women inclusion in the World Championship.
1982 - The Eternal City, Rome welcomes for the first time the European Taewkondo Championships on 23 – 26 September 1982 and Germany accumulates the highest medal number for the second year in a row.
1984 – The Championships return in West Germany, this time in Stuttgart from 26th - 28th October 1984, giving one more champion country title to the host country Germany.
1986 – The European Taekwondo Championship celebrates its first 10-year of championships, throwing the 6th edition of the event in Seefeld, Austria from 3rd - 5th October 1986. The champion country title changes hands and goes to Netherlands, validating the great development of the sport in the years that followed.
1988 – Changing geographic orientation, the European Taekwondo Championships go to Ankara Turkey, where the event was held 26 - 29 May 1988, with Turkey being both the host and champion country, as it managed to accumulate 13 medals in total along with Spain, yet with 2 gold medals more than the latter.
1990 – Entering a gold decade for the European Taekwondo, the 8th edition of the Championships were held in Aarhus, Denmark 18th - 21th October 1990, where Turkey preserved its medal champion country title by collecting in total 14 medal, followed by Germany with only 6 medals.
1992 - The European Taekwondo Championships change season and move from October that were usually being held, to May. Hence, the 9th European Taekwondo Championships are held 18th May - 25th May 1992 in Valencia, Spain. The same year the sport of Taekwondo has been selected as demonstration sport for the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympic Games giving that extra boost to the event during that period. The host country Spain was also proved to be the medal champion country of the event.
1994 – European Taekwondo medal pie starts to open. Many more countries participate in the event and actively claim the highest ranking. The championships that was held in Zagreb, Croatia between 28th - 30th October 1994, might had Spain as champion country for one more time, yet among the countries in the ranking link were Greece, Hungary, Andorra, Belarus, as evidence of the taekwondo spread around the continent.
1996 – The championships move at the northern part of Europe in Helsinki, Finland between 26 - 27 October 1996. Spain sustains its medal accumulation title and countries like Azerbaijan make their debut in the event. 
1998 – the 12th European Taekwondo Championships were held in Eindhoven, Netherlands between 23th -25th October 1998, while Spain remains unbreakable in medals collection. 
2000 – The country that won the first Gold Olympic Medal in taekwondo was the last one to host the European Taekwondo Championships before the first official appearance of the sport in the Olympic Games. The event was held in Patra, Greece from 4th May 2000 - 7th May 2000, where the medal champion country title was awarded to the neighbor Turkey.
2002 – Once again in Turkey, yet this time in Samsun, the 14th European Taekwondo Championships was realized from 1st - 5th April 2002, holding once again domestically the highest medal ranking title.
2004 – Lillehammer, Norway welcomes the 14th European Taekwondo Championship from 1- 5 May 2004, while the champion country title goes back again to Spain.
2005 – The country of Latvia hosted a major taekwondo event for the first time. The city of Riga was the heart of European Taekwondo from 6-9 October 2005 and gave the champion country title to the national team of Turkey.
2006 –  The returns to one of its initial hosting countries, Germany. Without walls anymore, the beautiful city of Bonn becomes the host of the championship for three days, 26-28 May 2006 and will achieve the largest collection in medals, claiming this way the champion country title.
2008 – Italy takes the relay from Germany and continues its history in taekwondo by hosting the 20018 European Taekwondo Championship in the heart of the country; Rome, between 10th and 13th April 2008, giving Turkey the champion country title.
2010 – Back in 2010, the European Taekwondo Championships were hosted in Russia as well. At that time, the picturesque city of St. Petersburg was the host city and the event took place from 12th to 15th May 2010. The National Team of Turkey managed to claim the title of champion country one more time.
2012 – The year of the London 2012 Olympic Games could not but to include taekwondo as well. For UK’s top-notch year, the city of Manchester hosted the European Taekwondo Championships and set a new point of reference for the development of GB team as well. During the event, the national team of France achieved winning the highest number of medals, and along, the champion country title.
2014 – The European Taekwondo goes live all over Europe. Baku 2014 European Championships was the first taekwondo event that was broadcast live on the EBU network from 1 - 4 May 2014, while the champion country of the event was Croatia.
2016 – Surrounded by the picturesque Geneva Lake, the 22nd version of the championship was realized in Montreux, Switzerland from 19-22 May 2016. The event holds the record of the highest number of participating countries, yet the title of the champion went to only one; Great Britain, with Jade Jones (GB) getting her European gold medal just a breath away from the Summer Olympic Games Rio 2016
2018 – The 23 versions of European Taekwondo Senior Championships close with the latter one. Just one month before the world cup in football, the city of Kazan in Russia hosted the Championships from 10-13 May 2018, with the hosting country Russia – as it was expected – taking the lead in medals and getting the champion country title.
2020 – It has been already announced and it has already set the expectations high enough. The next hosting city of the European Taekwondo Championships; Belgrade in Serbia, after the constant increasement of the sport domestically, decided to host the milestone event of WTE and offer to the taekwondo family the exquisite Serbian hospitality. We are looking forward…

 

All 23 events have been of great success and importance in their time for both the participating athletes and the host cities; yet what matters the most, is that the medals awarded, and memories recalled are the ones which stay.
From those ones who remember that first championship in 1976, to the ones that will participate for the first time in Belgrade 2022, you are all part of the European Taekwondo history.
Here’s to another fantastic 23 European Taekwondo Championships around the cities of Europe!
 
Stavroula Katsoula
WTE Marketing Communications Coordinator

 

 

 

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