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WTF Announces Official Candidates for 2013 Elections

WTF Announces Official Candidates for 2013 Elections


13 May 2013; Lausanne:
The World Taekwondo Federation’s Ad-Hoc Elections Committee today announced the list of candidates for the upcoming 2013 Elections of Officials, which will be held in Pueblo, Mexico, on 14 July 2013.

Forty-one candidates from all five continents are set to run in the elections to decide the positions of WTF President, WTF Vice-President, WTF Council Members and WTF Auditor for the 2013-2017 quadrennial. Candidates will be looking to build on the innovative work already done by the federation to evolve taekwondo into a more dynamic and more exciting competition for both athletes and fans.

WTF Ad-hoc Election Committee Chairperson, Ivan Dibos, stressed that the federation’s unrelenting commitment to transparency and good governance would be maintained during the run-up to the elections.

Ivan Dibos said:

“I am very pleased to announce the candidates for the upcoming elections of the WTF that will take place on the occasion of the WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Puebla, Mexico.

“The Ad-hoc Election Committee has done an in-depth, thorough review of all of the applicants. The committee members are an exceptional group and have done an incredible job at taking an objective look at all of the materials.

“We were certain to maintain the highest level of standards set forth by the WTF Election by-laws and Ethics Code which in turn follows the standards of the Olympic family. I am confident that each of the candidates will follow all by-laws and guidelines that have been published on the WTF homepage and sent to them.”

WTF Press release.

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