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WTF General Assembly in Izmir

BY: ETU At the General Assembly of WTF in Izmir some important and interesting issues came up the table. The following amendments of the WTF Rules have been accepted by the General Assembly: The deposit sum of $ 30.000.- to be paid by any prospective host of WTF promoted events has been put down. Instead…

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Iran Best Nation at Asian Championships

BY: WTF After 38 years Iran’s men team took the crown of the Asian Champion from Korea at the Asian Championships in Zhengzhou/China on Monday, April 28th 2008. Iranian Taekwondo players hoisted the country’s flag after seizing the title in the 18th Asian Senior Taekwondo Championship. Powerhouse South Korea had been crowned over the past 17 editions. Korea came…

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WTF Poomse Seminar in Finland

Korean National Poomse Coach Kang Ik Pil, Poomse World Champion 2006, Chairman of the Kukkiwon Education Committee Hwang In Sik and WTF Vice President Park Soo Nam are the korean top trainers at the WTF Poomse seminar in Finland, scheduled from June 25th to 27th 2008 in Turku/Finland. Preceding the Finnish Open Poomse on June 18th,…

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GB TAEKWONDO RETURNS FROM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH FOUR MEDAL HAUL

Great Britain returned today from a successful European Taekwondo Championships in Rome where they won 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the 4-day event, which took place at the Piazzale dello Sport in the Italian capital. Britain, who only took 8 athletes to the event due to the unsanctioned introduction of electronic point scoring…

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MEDAL SUCCESS FOR BRITAIN ON OPENING DAY OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ROME

British taekwondo enjoyed a successful first day at the European Championships yesterday, which kicked-off in the Italian capital of Rome. Britain has taken an eight-strong squad to Rome with four athletes competing yesterday collecting one silver and two bronze medals. Download full PDF press release

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BRITISH TAEKWONDO TEAM PLAY HOST TO NIGERIA AS PART OF BEIJING PREPARATIONS

The visiting Nigerian Taekwondo Federation and their elite team members were given a warm reception as they arrived in the UK, preparing to train with their British counterparts in the first leg of a 3 month training camp prior to Beijing. Britain’s guests arrived in Manchester at Sport Taekwondo UK’s training academy last weekend and…

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BRITISH TAEKWONDO TEAM HEADS TO HAMBURG FOR GERMAN OPEN

Beijing hopeful Craig Brown (Fusion Taekwondo Club, London) will return from injury this weekend to compete at the German Open Taekwondo Championships in Hamburg in what is a crucial stage in his and the teams preparations for the European Championships in April. Brown, who won a gold medal at last year’s German Open, will be…

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BRITISH TAEKWONDO TEAM RETURNS FROM DUTCH OPEN WITH AN IMPRESSIVE EIGHT MEDALS

The Great Britain taekwondo team have returned from the 35th Dutch Open in the Netherlands with a stunning eight medals. Their successes, which included a gold medal for Beijing hopeful Sarah Stevenson, is an increase of a gold and silver medal compared to last year results when Britain colleted six medals at this same event….

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Swiss Athlete Banned for Doping

BY: ETU The Swiss Olympic Committee Association has sentenced the Swiss taekwondo fighter Eduard Mirdita to be banned from competing for two years after testing positive for cocaine. This ban will be effective starting on January 31st 2008. Traces of the drug were found in Mirdita after he won the silver medal in the 80kg-and-under category in…