World Taekwondo has opened the bidding process for its major events from 2019 to 2024 ©World Taekwondo

World Taekwondo has opened the bidding process for its major events from 2019 to 2024.

Interested bidders are requested to register their interest by October 27, prior to the bid file submission by March 4 next year.

The bid files will then be evaluated by a group of experts before the host city selection is decided at the World Taekwondo Council meeting in Tunisian town Hammamet on April 4 in 2018.

It is hoped that by opening the bidding process now, it will provide cities an opportunity to consider hosting multiple events and leave greater legacies.

"I truly believe it is now the right time to extend the opportunity of hosting World Taekwondo events to more cities and countries," World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said.

"We have seen there is a great deal of interest around the world to host our events and by confirming the host cities early we are providing certainty and allowing organisers plenty of time to deliver the best possible event."

The events available to bid for include the World Taekwondo Championships, the World Taekwondo Team Championships and the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series and Final.

Also available are the World Taekwondo Junior Championships, the World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships and the World Para Taekwondo Championships.

The full list can be accessed by clicking here.

The World Taekwondo Events Bid Manual and all the forms to make bids can be found here.

The timeline of the bid process has been outlined ©World Taekwondo
The timeline of the bid process has been outlined ©World Taekwondo

The host of the 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships will also have the right to organise the Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for the 2023 Youth Olympic Games.

World Taekwondo Team Championships can be hosted in conjunction with another World Taekwondo event.

World Taekwondo recently hosted a Partnership Workshop as part of its ongoing commitment to collaborating openly with potential bidders for events from 2019 to 2024.

A total of 33 sport councils, Member National Associations and agencies interested in hosting events within the six-year period attended the event on the sidelines of the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships.

During the workshop, participants received a number of presentations which outlined the benefits of hosting World Taekwondo events as well as more details on what was expected of potential hosts.

The workshop also gave participants the opportunity to share their expectations and learn more about what was needed to deliver a successful event.

Paris 2024 co-chairman Tony Estanguet shared his experiences from the French capital's Olympic bid during the opening of the workshop.

Additionally, World Taekwondo introduced its plans for enhancing sport presentation.

The governing body is keen to stage competitions in more engaging atmospheres and also to carry out impact studies to evaluate and communicate extensive legacies of events.