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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…

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European Olympic Qualification Tournament – Results

The last qualification tournament for the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 – the European qualification tournament - has been fought in Istanbul. Here are the results (due to a well earned holiday week in Turkey of your diligent ETU-webmaster a little bit late):   Female -57kg 1. Martina Zubcic (Croatia) 2. Azize Tanrikulu (Turkey) 3. Bat…

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IOC Diploma award for Debra Tranter

The IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland was the venue for the post graduation ceremony for the inaugural and prestigious IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition. Debra Tranter, a Master of Human Nutrition and Dietetics through the University of Nottingham and a State Registered Dietitian, proudly took her place with the other candidates to receive this honour….

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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

By: Referee Department The changes to the rules of WTF Taekwondo over the past year or two included the introduction of additional compulsory equipment.  Any player attending an event of any standard must wear the appropriate compulsory equipment.  Detailed below are the items that must be worn by all players.  Players not wearing the items…

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European Poomse Championships 2008 in Antalya

The 8th European Poomsae Championships have been organized by the Turkish Taekwondo Federation on Dec. 8th and 9th 2007 in Antalya/Turkey. A total number of 24 countries participated in this event. The Turkish Taekwondo Federation has managed to establish perfect conditions, especially the accommodation was excellent. So, this championships ended with a big success and…

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ETU Ranking List 2007

 The last ETU A-Class Tournament for 2007 has been completed. And these are the European top competitors 2007 according to the ETU Ranking List:             •            Female -47kg: GÜLEC Sümeyye (Germany) – total 17 points             •            Female -51kg: ZAJC Hanna (Sweden) – total 18 points             •            Female -55kg: ZUBIC Martina (Croatia) – total…

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BRITISH TAEKWONDO JUNIORS TRIUMPH IN AZERBAIJAN AND RANK SECOND OVERALL AT EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Great Britain Taekwondo Team which set-off to the European Junior Championships in Azerbaijan last week, today returned to the UK with the proud honour of being the best male junior team in Europe. Aaron Cook (Scorpion Taekwondo Club, Doncaster), Ayet Labidi (London Taekwondo Academy) and Scott Atkinson (Scorpion Taekwondo Club, Doncaster) all earned gold medals in their respective weight…