Medellin of Colombia, Host of the 7th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
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Medellin (Colombia) was chosen as the host city for the 7th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships through the electronic voting system (e-vote).
The WTF (President Chung-won Choue) announced that in accordance with article 8.8 of the WTF Regulation, an e-voting was carried out from December 27th 2011 until January 7th 2012, and as a result the Colombian city, Medellin, was chosen as the host city of the following Poomsae Championships.
The e-voting consisted in a “vote-for” or “vote-against” Medellin, and it was carried out among the WTF Council members. From a total of 34 possible votes, 30 votes were collected, from which 28 were positive votes, 1 negative and 1 abstention.
Medellin is the 2nd largest Colombian city, and is located in the Andes at around 1500m above sea level. It is where Colombia’s industrial activity is largely concentrated, and is famous for its coffee. Even though it gained a bad reputation for drugs, the situation has improved thanks to the government’s efforts.
President Choue expressed through an official note that he hopes that “the 7th WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Medellin, Colombia will become a well organized and memorable event.”
The exact dates of the Championships are still to be announced.