World Taekwondo Federation announces changes to Olympic events calendar

Taekwondo Olympic Calendar

Taekwondo Olympic Calendar

World Taekwondo has welcomed the news of the brand-new days for the Tokyo 2020 Taekwondo Olympic Calendar Paralympic Games and also supplied its stakeholders with an upgrade on the subsequent changes to the Taekwondo Events Calendar from 2020 to 2021.

The IOC, IPC, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Board, the Tokyo Metropolitan Federal Government and the Federal government of Japan announced on 30 March that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will certainly happen on 23 July– 8 August 2021 and the Paralympic Games will certainly comply with on 24 August– 5 September 2021. As a result of the postponement of the Olympic as well as Paralympic Gamings to 2021, the World Taekwondo Federation Championships originally arranged to be held in Wuxi, China in May 2021 will likewise need to be delayed. The specific dates are not validated yet but World Taekwondo intends that the event be kept in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Talking following the statement, World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue stated that World Taekwondo welcomes the news of brand-new dates of the Olympic and also Paralympic Gamings. World Taekwondo Federation restates its complete assistance for the choice to postpone the Gamings to next year in the interests of the health of all those included. The news gives professional athletes with the certainty they need to plan their training and also gives them ideas throughout these difficult times.

” World Taekwondo will certainly continue to function closely with the IOC, IPC, and also Tokyo 2020 as well as believes that they will deliver Olympic and also Paralympic Games which will certainly display solidarity as well as the very best of humankind.”

World Taekwondo introduced that there are no changes in regards to the Olympic and Paralympic allocation areas that have actually been secured with professional athletes’ positions and the Continental Credentials Tournaments in Africa, Oceania, and also the Pan America. World Taekwondo Federation is continuing to keep an eye on the COVID-19 pandemic really closely, and an examination with the World Health Organisation, IOC, IPC, and also appropriate health and wellness authorities, intends to host the continuing to be Asia as well as Europe Credentials Tournaments this year.

All WT-promoted, as well as WT-recognised occasions, consisting of all G1 and G2 competitors, until the end of May, have been postponed or terminated in order to guard the health of professional athletes and all stakeholders. World Taekwondo will continue to check the situation for WT occasions set up after May.

The World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14-18 October, as well as the accompanying General Assembly, as well as the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Finals and also Gala Awards in Cancun, Mexico on 28-29 November are currently scheduled to proceed as normal.

World Taekwondo prompts every person in the worldwide taekwondo family to remain to comply with the suggestions of their particular nationwide health authorities and stay secure. World Taekwondo Federation thinks that interacting we will arise more powerful from this difficult time.

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