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The 1st World Taekwondo Beach Championships Rhodes 2017 nominated for the Peace and Sport Awards 2017

The 1st World Taekwondo Beach Championships Rhodes 2017 nominated for the Peace and Sport Awards 2017

The 1st World Taekwondo Beach Championships held in Rhodes island, Greece between 5-6 May 2017 are officially shortlisted for the Peace and Sports Awards 2017 in the category April 6 Initiative of the Year category. The inaugural event was under the Auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos. It was organized by the World Taekwondo Europe, the South Aegean Region and the Municipality of Rhodes, while it is promoted by the World Taekwondo.

The 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships will kick off Thursday (19 October) at the Copper Box Arena, the same venue that hosted the taekwondo during the London 2012 Olympics

The 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships will kick off Thursday (19 October) at the Copper Box Arena, the same venue that hosted the taekwondo during the London 2012 Olympics

Around 260 athletes from a record-breaking 59 countries will fight for titles acros medal events, with Kyorugi the main competition format at the Tokyo 2020 Games, where the sport will make its Paralympic debut.

Results of the World Para Taekwondo Championship in London

Results of the World Para Taekwondo Championship in London

According to the results of the World Parathekvondo Championship in London, which took place on October 19, 2017 in London at the Copper Box Arena, Russian athletes showed the best results in team competitions among men and women and won 8 gold medals, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.

World Taekwondo founding President Dr. Un Yong Kim passes away.

World Taekwondo founding President Dr. Un Yong Kim passes away.

Early in the morning on Tuesday 2 October 2017, Dr. Kim Un Yong, former Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), passed away, at the age of 86 years old. Born in 1931, Dr. Un-Yong joined IOC in 1986 where he was established as one of the most powerful figures within the organisation. He actually played an active and vital role in helping Seoul win the hosting of Summer Olympic Games Seoul 1988. In 2001, he was also shortlisted for the IOC presidency. He actively remained withing the IOC until May 2005 when he resigned.