Taekwondo

Oceania Taekwondo Championships rescheduled for Sydney Olympic Park after Papua New Guinea withdrawal

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - The 2014 Oceania Taekwondo Championships will now take place in Australia after original hosts Papua New Guinea pulled out ©Getty Images This year's Oceania Taekwondo Championships have been moved to the Sydney Olympic Park after original hosts Papua New Guinea informed the Oceania Taekwondo Union (OTU) they would not be able to stage the event.

Calls for investigation into death of Turkish taekwondo player

By Paul Osborne

Former TTF chairman calls for investigation into the death of athlete Seyithan Akbalık ©TTFMarch 21 - Calls for a detailed investigation into the death of Turkish athlete Seyithan Akbalık during a match at the Luxor Open in Egypt last month are being led by former chairman of the Turkish Taekwondo Federation (TTF), Cengiz Yağız,

WTF General Assembly approves amendments to statutes and competition rules

By Paul Osborne

The WTF has unamiously approved amendments to its Statutes and competition rules and poomsae competition rules at a General Assembly in Chines Taipei ©WTFMarch 21 - Amendments to the World Taekwondo Federation's (WTF) statutes and competition rules have been unanimously approved at a General Assembly in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei as the WTF continues its efforts to develop Para-taekwondo in the build-up to Tokyo 2020.

WTF names host cities for 2014-2015 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series

By Paul Osborne

The WTF has named six cities to host eight World Taekwondo GP Series events over 2014 and 2015 ©WTFMarch 19 - Host cities for the 2014 and 2015 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series have been announced.

Taekwondo hall in Shenzhen opens as designated regional training centre for juniors

By Paul Osborne

A WTF-designated regional training centre for juniors has been opened in Shenzhen, China ©WTFMarch 17 - The taekwondo hall at the Shenzhen Sports School in China has been designated as a regional training centre for juniors by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

Seoul Taekwondo Association raided over match-fixing scandal

By Paul Osborne

The National Police Agency has raided the office of the STA as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged match-fixing ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 7 - The office of the Seoul Taekwondo Association (STA) was raided by police today as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged match-fixing.

Australia set to have new unified governing body for taekwondo by next month

By Duncan Mackay

A merger between Sports Taekwondo Australia and Taekwondo Australia should be completed next month ©Getty Images February 24 - Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) and Taekwondo Australia Ltd (TA) insist they are still on course to merge next month despite unforseen delays. 

Trelleborg Open becomes first taekwondo event to test new electronic headgear

By Paul Osborne

The new Daedo Electronic Headgear has been used in its first official test event at the Trelleborg Open in Sweden ©LatinContent/Getty ImagesFebruary 19 - The newly designed Daedo Electronic Headgear has been tested at the Trelleborg Open, the first of two official test events to try it out after the World Taekwondo Federation's (WTF) Technical Committee gave the green light last month.

Tributes paid to Turkish athlete who died during taekwondo tournament

By Paul Osborne

Title winners at the Luxor Open in Egypt have dedicated their wins to Turkish athlete Seyithan Akbalik ©Getty ImagesFebruary 18 - Title winners at an international taekwondo competition in Egypt have dedicated their victories to Turkish athlete Seyithan Akbalik after the youngster died following a suspected cardiac arrest during a match on Sunday (February 16).
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