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Sky Sports 26th Nov – The British Open

As previously announced a one-hour highlights show of the 2008 BTCB British International Open will be broadcasted on Sky. We are pleased to confirm that this will be show on the following channels at the following times: Sky Sports 3, November 26th at 19:00, 24:00 and the 27th at 08:30. Sky Sports Xtra, November 27th…

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Iran’s Superfighter ends his career

(Story from The Tehran Times on Nov. 5, 2008) Two-time Olympic gold medalist Hadi Saei of Iran is to bid farewell on Nov. 8, 2008 to his international career. Iran’s best ever Olympic athlete will take part in a symbolic fight in the West Asian Taekwondo Championship on Nov. 8, 2008 to be held in…

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DVDs on Sale at www.247.tv

DVDs of the 1st BTCB British Open are now on sale at www.247.tv. All rings and matches can be bought for both days.    

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Great Britain National Team Triumph After A Successful Final Day At The British Taekwondo Open

The Great Britain National Team have finished in first position following two exciting days of taekwondo action at Manchester Sportcity’s National Squash Centre. The British Open, which featured a diverse international attendance, ran between the 1st and 2nd of November. In the female competition an all British final paved the way for Scotland’s Louise Mair…

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Spectacular Opening Day’s Action In The 1st British Taekwondo Open Buoyed By ETU Approval

This weekend’s inaugural BTCB (British Taekwondo Control Board) British Open got off to a flying start today as Great Britain National Team fighters Romaine Bailey (London) and Tyrone Robinson (Mansfield) both progressed through to the -58kg flyweight final of the prestigious international competition. The champion is due to be crowned at approximately 8pm this evening…

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ETU have successful visit to Manchester

Following their recent address of the athletes at Manchester Feat Factory’s National Taekwondo Academy, the President of the European Taekwondo Union (ETU), Athanasios Pragalos, joined his Secretary General, Gerrit Eissink, in discussing the direction that their sport will take in the years leading up to London 2012. The British Open, being held on 1st –…

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Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd pairs up with KPMG

Professional services firm KPMG is to partner with Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd, the performance arm of the British Taekwondo Control Board who assume responsibility for elite and Olympic taekwondo development within Great Britain. This agreement follows British success at the Beijing Olympic Games with Sarah Stevenson becoming Great Britain’s first ever taekwondo medallist after a controversial overturned refereeing decision in…

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British Open Live on 247.tv

The main ring at the 1st BTCB British Open will be broadcast live on the internet over both days of competition.  This will include the senior finals from 18:00-20:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. Replays of all other rings will be posted later in the week at www.247.tv

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1st BTCB British Open – deadline extended.

The 1st BTCB British Open which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November 2008 in Manchester, England. The BTCB have introduced this tournament to provide athletes and teams from around the world with the highest level of competition ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Teams from around the World including Korea…

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ETU President to check British Open progress.

ETU President Athanasios Pragalos and Gerrit Eissink, Secretary General, of the European Taekwondo Union will be in Manchester on Friday 17th October to check the progress of the 1st BTCB British Open. The ETU will be unable to attend the event but wished to show support by visiting Manchester beforehand to check progress and discuss…

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Korean Professional Team enter British Open

The latest team to enter the British Open is from the sports motherland, Korea. A full team of 16 professional taekwondo players from Korea’s professional league have sacrificed attending their nations own Open Event to attend the 1st BTCB British Open. This latest team to register adds to those who have already registered either online…