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.
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- World Taekwondo founding President Dr. Un Yong Kim passes away.
- IOC confirmed the place of Taekwondo Sport in the official programme of the Olympic Games 2024
- World Taekwondo's Vice President appointee is re-elected member of IOC