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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.

IOC confirmed the place of Taekwondo Sport in the official programme of the Olympic Games 2024

IOC confirmed the place of Taekwondo Sport in the official programme of the Olympic Games 2024

During the 131st IOC Session that was held in Lima, Peru on 15 September 2017, the International Olympic Committee confirmed the place of Taekwondo, as a core sport, in the official programme of the Olympic Games 2024.

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.

World Taekwondo's Vice President appointee is re-elected member of IOC

World Taekwondo's Vice President appointee is re-elected member of IOC

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Ivan Dibos of Peru and recent appointee by the World Taekwondo President Dr. Choue as World Taekwondo Vice-President has been re-elected at the IOC elections realized on 15th September 2017, to serve as IOC Member for a third term.