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.
The IOC thanked the WT President Dr. Chungwon Choue for the ongoing partnership they share in the planning and delivery of the Olympic Games and for the WT President’s ongoing focus on the sport and athletes.
On the occasion, the WTE President Sakis Pragalos on behalf of the World Taekwondo Europe, extended his warmest congratulations to the WT President Dr. Chungwon Choue for this significant success and for his dedication, hard work and vital support within the sport of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo sport made its debut as a demonstration Olympic sport at the Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 and became an official medal sport at the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000.
All along, Taekwondo vision met the Olympic values since all the athletes have been educated through the sport with the spirit of friendship, fair play without discrimination and solidarity. Thus the establishment of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation empowered even more the spirit of the sport that cares for people and society.
The major goal of Taekwondo Family is the expansion of the sport with enhance prosperity and innovations but also the delivery of the value of good example and respect.