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World Taekwondo Federation Extraordinary Council Meeeting

WTF Extraordinary Council MeeetingAn extraordinary WTF Council meeting took place in a ceremony in Bhutan on Oct. 10, 2014.

At the meeting, the Council decided to give the Korea Taekwondo Association the right to host the 2nd WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships at the Taekwondowon in Muju, Korea in 2015.

The meeting took place at the Terma Linea Resort & Spa in Babesa, near the Bhutan capital of Thimphu.

The Council approved the Standing Procedures for Taekwondo Competition at the Olympic Games, the Standing Procedures for WTF World Grand Prix Series, the WTF Ranking Bylaw and the WTF Medical Code.

The WTF Council, however, approved the WTF Competition Rules and Interpretation with minor changes, pending the final approval of the WTF General Assembly.

The Council members discussed ways on how to assist small WTF member national associations.

Before the WTF Council meeting, a traditional Bhutanese opening ceremony was held at the same place.

During the ceremony, WTF President Chungwon Choue awarded an honorary black-belt certificate to His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck of Bhutan, who also serves as the representative of His Majesty the King and president of the Bhutan National Olympic committee.

“We welcome all WTF Council Members to our beautiful and unique country. This year is very special for us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo. In gratitude, the Bhutanese Taekwondo Federation organized the extraordinary WTF Council Meeting on the occasion of  fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck. We ask all Bhutanese citizens to join our prayer for long life and happiness of His Majesty the King.”said the Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck in the message.