Dr Choue expresses gratitude to IOC: "We are delighted and grateful"
The 125th IOC Session announced today from the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires that the IOC Executive Board’s recommendation to keep taekwondo and 24 other core sports in the Olympic programme has been approved by the members of the International Olympic Committee.
World Taekwondo Federation President, Chungwon Choue, expressed his gratitude to the IOC:
“I was delighted that the IOC decided to keep 25 core sports in the Olympic programme following the Session this morning in Argentina. We at the World Taekwondo Federation are very grateful for the continued guidance and support we receive from the Olympic Family.
“I would sincerely like to thank President Rogge and all the members for their decision, and my colleagues for all their continued collective efforts to maintain our Olympic standards.
“In my fourth term as WTF President, I will ensure that we are always doing our best to ensure the sport of taekwondo continues to engage sports fans of all generations, and continues to add value to the Olympic Movement.”
The WTF’s main objective is to grow audiences at every competition, whilst keeping taekwondo a universal sport with extensive and diverse participation. It offers universal opportunities, regardless of race, gender and social status and the sport is evolving technologically to become more dynamic.
Last year, the WTF expanded its membership to 205 nations and territories across all five Olympic continents. This year, the Federation celebrated its 40th anniversary and it will continue to develop and promote taekwondo and spread the Olympic values around the world.