WTF Council meeting held in Bali (Indonesia) on occasion of 8th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
An extraordinary WTF Council meeting was held on the occasion of the 8th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships at the Westin Nua Dua Resort Hotel in Bali, Indonesia on 30 October, 2013.
At the Council meeting, WTF President Chungwon Choue announced the names of two honorary WTF vice presidents,
one vice president and eight Council members. Mr. Jean-Marie Ayer retained its secretary general status.
The two honorary vice presidents are Mr. Dae-soon Lee of Korea and Mr. Phil Coles, an honorary IOC member of Australia. Mr. Ivan Dibos, the IOC member of Peru, was appointed by WTF President Choue as a vice president.
The newly appointed eight Council members are Ms. Aicha Garad Ali, the IOC member of Djibouti; Mr. Anthony Ferguson, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Taekwondo Association; Mr. Milan Kwee, president of the Singapore Taekwondo Federation; Ms. Carine Lahoud of Lebanon, former president of the Lebanese Taekwondo Federation; Mr. Michel Madar, president of the Israel Taekwondo Federation; Mr. Dae-sung Moon, an IOC member of Korea; Mr.
Pimol Srivikorn, president of the Taekwondo Association of Thailand; and Ms. Sarah Stevenson, the bronze medalist in taekwondo at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
At the Council meeting, WTF President Choue reported that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decided at its recent Executive Board meeting to grant the WTF an IPC-recognized IF status. Accordingly the WTF is allowed to participate as an observer in the IPC General Assembly and other conferences.
In a related development, on 26 October in St. Petersburg, Russia, WTF President Choue met with the president of the International Committee for the Deaf, or ICSD, to sign a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation.
Under the pact, taekwondo competitions for deaf athletes will be newly included at the 2014 World Para-Taekwondo Championships at the earliest. The Council members unanimously approved a proposal by WTF auditor Mr. Dalibor Krpan of Croatia to set up a WTF-designated regional training center in the Biograd beach region in Croatia.
As recently as 18 October, while in St. Petersburg, Russia on the occasion of the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games, WTF President Choue met with Russian Sport Minister Vitaly Mutko to agree in principle to set up a WTF-designated regional training center in Russia.