Two integrity ambassadors will be elected by the WTF Athletes Committee ©WTF

Two integrity ambassadors will be elected by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Athletes' Committee during the upcoming World Championships in Muju as part of the governing body's attempt to strengthen its anti-doping policy.

The WTF have also launched a new section of their website dedicated to anti-doping, which includes links to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Speak Up! whistleblower programme.

The initiative from WADA allows athletes to report doping confidentially.

One male and one female will be chosen as integrity ambassadors at the World Championships, scheduled to run from June 24 to 30 at the Taekwondowon in the South Korean city.

They will be tasked with "promoting values-based anti-doping education among the sport’s athletes", according to the WTF.

"The WTF has a zero tolerance policy on doping and urges everyone involved in our great sport to act with the utmost responsibility when it comes to anti-doping,” said WTF President Chungwon Choue. 

The WTF have launched an updated anti-doping section on their website ©WTF
The WTF have launched an updated anti-doping section on their website ©WTF

“The moves to upgrade online anti-doping information and to appoint integrity ambassadors are part of our efforts to ensure that everyone in taekwondo knows exactly what they need to do to comply with anti-doping best practices.”

The anti-doping page of the WTF website now features quizzes and educational tools to increase education concerning the issue.

A range of data on prohibited substances, Therapeutic Use Exemptions and nutritional supplements is available, while other WADA information has also been included.

The WTF believe the updated website will be of use to "everyone in taekwondo", such as Member National Associations, athletes, coaches, referees and team physicians.

WADA's Speak Up! programme was officially unveiled in March.

The platform includes a secure mobile application for iPhone and Android phones to enable athletes who suspect doping, or breaches of the Code, to inform WADA.