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NOTICE: TASS Support of Summer Olympic Sport 08/09

UK Sport have announced that from the end of the TASS year 2008 only a limited number of summer Olympic sports will be given the opportunity to continue accessing TASS awards for a further 12 month period from October 2008 – September 2009. The sports that have been identified / prioritised for inclusion in 2008…

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Scorpion’s have a sting in their tail for second year running.

The BTCB 2008 National Championships came to a close on Sunday 7th September with Scorpion Taekwondo (Doncaster) named overall Team Winner for a second year in a row. This year’s BTCB National Championships, which was supported by Manchester City Council, had both the highest number of entries at the event with a total of 420…

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Could you train like a Champion?

UK Sport has today launched ‘Train Like Champions’, a scheme to find volunteers to take part in cutting edge research projects who are willing and able to push themselves to their limits – all in the name of British sporting success. Much attention has been paid in recent weeks to UK Sport’s Research and Innovation (R&I) work…

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Full results of the 2008 BTCB National Championships

You can now download the results of both days of the 2008 BTCB British Championships. A write up of the event will follow shortly, congratulations to all those who took part. Download Day 1 Results Download Day 2 Results Download Team Results

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2008 BTCB National Championships Important Information

You will find below some final important information regarding the 2008 BTCB National Championships. This years event will be the largest to date with over 70 teams and just under 450 competitors taking part. The BTCB would like to thank all those who have entered and helped in its organization and wish you and your…

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MANCHESTER VELODROME TO PLAY HOST TO BRITISH NATIONAL TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS

The impressive Manchester Velodrome will again be in the sporting spotlight this weekend when it plays host to The British National Taekwondo Championships from 6th- 7th September. Returning taekwondo Olympians Aaron Cook and Michael Harvey will be in attendance but not featuring. With a novice category on Sunday, following Saturday’s advanced competition; the event truly…

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Sarah Stevenson an inspiration to three times gold medalist Hoy.

CHRIS HOY last night revealed how Nicole Cooke inspired Great Britain’s Olympic gold rush. Cyclist Cooke won the first of Team GB’s 19 golds in the road race back on August 10. And Hoy, who powered into the record books with three more cycling golds in Beijing, insisted: “She gave everybody the kick-start they needed….

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Stevenson takes bronze medal after the great Chen robbery

Sarah Stevenson won Olympic bronze in the +67 taekwondo after surviving a day of unprecedented drama in Beijing. Stevenson had earlier successfully over-turned the “blatant robbery” of her quarter-final defeat to world No1 Zhong Chen. The flustered 25-year-old then lost her semi-final but bounced back strongly to defeat Egyptian Nowa Abd Rabo 5-1 in the…

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Stevenson Wins GB’s First Olympic Taekwondo Medal

Sarah Stevenson’s topsy-turvy day ended on a high note as she won Britain’s first Olympic taekwondo medal by taking bronze in the over-67kg competition in Beijing today (Saturday). The Team GB taekwondo player beat Egypt’s Noha Abd Rabo 5-1 in the bronze medal contest – despite carrying an ankle injury she sustained in the semi-final….

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WTF Pushes to Adopt Electronic Protector System at 2012 London Olympic Games

As part of its ceaseless efforts to ensure fairer judging and refereeing, the World Taekwondo Federation will adopt an electronic protector system in the taekwondo competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games. To do so, the WTF will set up an ad-hoc committee to deal with all the procedural and technical aspects regarding the use…

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Stevenson to Face China’s Chen in Quarter-Final

Sarah Stevenson faces the double Olympic champion in the quarter-final, after her bid for glory kicked off with a 3-2 victory over Jordan’s Nadin Dawani in the women’s over-67kg taekwondo competition on Saturday morning. The bout was tied at 2-2 going into the final round, but Stevenson prevailed with a scoring offensive kick in the…

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Defeat Despite Stevenson’s Rocket

Sarah Stevenson missed out on a semi-final spot in the women’s over-67kg taekwondo in controversial circumstances in the USTB Gymnasium in Beijing. The Team GB fighter appeared to make a clean contact with a head shot in the dying seconds of the final round, but was not awarded a point, meaning the fight went to…