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1st World Taekwondo Championship
The 1st World Taekwondo Championships organized by the Korea Taekwondo Association were held at the Kukkiwon with participation of 200 competitors and officials from 19 countries.
Dr. Un Yong KIM elected President
The World Taekwondo Federation was established at the inaugural meeting held at the Kukkiwon with participation of 35 representatives from the world. Dr. Un Yong KIM was elected President for a four-year term.
WTF placed at the Kukkiwon
The Secretariat of the WTF was placed at the Kukkiwon and began operation.
1st Asian Taekwondo Championships
1st Asian Taekwondo Championships were held in Seoul, Korea.
WTF was affiliated to GAISF
The WTF was affiliated to the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).
Taekwondo in the World Military Championships
The International Military Sports Council (CISM) adopted Taekwondo as its 23rd official sport for the World Military Championships.
1st European Taekwondo Championships
European Taekwondo Union's inaugural meeting was held in Barcelona, Spain on the occasion of the 1st European Taekwondo Championships.
The World Taekwondo Magazine
The World Taekwondo, English quarterly magazine, was first published as the official organ of the WTF (Later changed the name to the WTF Taekwondo on March 10, 1981).
Inaugural meeting of the Asian Taekwondo Union
Preparatory inaugural meeting of the Asian Taekwondo Union was held in Melbourne, Australia.
Inaugural meeting of the Pan American Taekwondo Union
Inaugural meeting of the Pan American Taekwondo Union held on the occasion of the 1st Pan American Taekwondo Championships held in Mexico City, Mexico.
1st African Taekwondo Championships
African Taekwondo Union was inaugurated in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on the occasion of the 1st African Taekwondo Championships.
IOC decided to recommend recognition of the WTF
Program Commission of the IOC in its meeting in Lausanne decided to recommend recognition of the WTF to the IOC Executive Board and Session.
Taekwondo handbook was published
Taekwondo, English handbook, was first published.
IOc recognized WTF
The International Olympic Committee recognized WTF at its 83rd Session in Moscow. The IOC granted its recognition to the WTF, following the recommendation of the IOC Program Commission to the IOC Executive Board.
WTF was affiliated ICSSPE
The WTF was affiliated to the International Council of Sports Science & Physical Education (ICSSPE).
Taekwondo in the World Games
Taekwondo participated in the first World Games as an official sport.
Taekwondo was adopted by the PASO
Taekwondo was adopted by the Pan American Sports Organization [PASO] as an official sport of the Pan American Games at the its General Assembly. Accordingly, Taekwondo made its debut in 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, USA.
WTF was affiliated to the IAKS
The WTF was affiliated to the International Group for Construction of Sports and Leisure Facilities [IAKS].
Taekwondo was adopted by SCSA
Taekwondo was adopted by the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa [SCSA] as an official sport of All Africa Games at its 10th General Assembly.
Taekwondo adopted by OCA
Taekwondo was adopted by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) as an official sport of the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul, Korea at its 3rd General Assembly.
Taekwondo adopted as a demonstration sport of the Olympic Games in Seoul
Taekwondo was adopted as a demonstration sport of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea at the 90th Session and Executive Board of the IOC in Berlin.
FISU adopted Taekwondo
The Federation International du Sport Universitaire (FISU) adopted Taekwondo as an event for World University Championships at the FISU Executive Committee meeting in Zagreb, Croatia
WTF affiliated to the Committee International pour le Fairplay.
The WTF was affiliated to the Committee International pour le Fairplay.
WTF gave a presentation of Taekwondo to the IOC Programme Commission Meeting
WTF President and Secretary General gave a presentation of the sport of Taekwondo to the IOC Programme Commission Meeting at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne in the presence of all 14 members of the commission at the invitation of the commission.
The WTF News was first published
The WTF News, English quarterly newsletter, was first published. The publication stopped in January of 1990 and resumed in January 1997.
Taekwondo in Seoul 88
Taekwondo was first staged in the Olympic Games as one of the demonstration sports in the 24th Olympic Games at Changchung Gymnaisum in Seoul, Korea. 120 male and 63 female athletes from 34 countries competed in respective eight weight classes for male and female division. It also had attendance of 243 Taekwondo instructors, including 58 officials from WTF member national associations.
Central American Sports Organization adopted Taekwondo
The Central American Sports Organization adopted Taekwondo as an official sport of the Central American Games.
Taekwondo adopted by the Bolivarian Directive Council
Taekwondo was adopted by the Bolivarian Directive Council as a regular program of the 1993 Bolivarian Games in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Goodwill Games, Inc. adopted Taekwondo
Goodwill Games, Inc. adopted Taekwondo as an official sport of the 3rd Goodwill Games.
Taekwondo was adopted as an official sport of the 1994 Asian Games
Taekwondo was adopted by the Olympic Council of Asia [OCA] at its general meeting in Hiroshima as an official sport of the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan.
WTF activates Taekwondo
The WTF appointed unremunerated Regional Deputy Secretaries General in European, African and Pan American regions to activate Taekwondo promotion in these regions.
Taekwondo demonstration tour
Taekwondo demonstration team toured to Spain, Portugal and Morocco on the occasion of the EXPO '92 in Seville, Spain
Taekwondo participated in Barcelona 92
Taekwondo participated in the 25th Olympic Games at the Palau Blaugrana in Barcelona, Spain as a demonstration sport. The competition had participation of 64 male athletes from 27 nations and 64 female athletes from 25 nations, 86 officials and 30 International Referees in respective eight weight classes for male and female division.
WTF visited IOC headquarters for promotion of Taekwondo
WTF Vice President Josiah Henson, WTF Technical Committee Chairman Bong Sik KIM visited the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland to give presentation for promotion of Taekwondo as an official Olympic sport.
Taekwondo in the official programs of Sydney 2000
Sydney Olympics 2000 Bid Limited invited a WTF official to visit Sydney, expressing a strong interest in inclusion of Taekwondo in the official programs of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games if their bid had been successful.
IOC informed Taekwondo to be studied for Sydney 2000
The IOC informed WTF "Taekwondo is on the list of sports to be studied for their inclusion in the program of the Games of the 27th Olympiad in 2000."
11th World Taekwondo Championships in New York
The 11th World Taekwondo Championships and the 4th Women's World Taekwondo Championships were held at the Madison Square Garden in New York, USA with 443 male athletes from 82 countries and 226 female athletes from 54 countries, 474 officials and 100 International Referees participating.
Dr. Un Yong KIM awarded the Order of Commander by King of Monaco
Dr. Un Yong KIM was awarded the Order of Commander by King of Monaco Rainier in recognition of his contribution to the Olympic Movement.
Juan Antonio Samaranch made a visit to Dr. Un Yong KIM
IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch made a visit to Dr. Un Yong KIM at the Kukkiwon during his visit to Korea on the occasion of the IOC Pavilion set up in the EXPO '93 in Taejon, Korea.
Road to Sydney 2000
Sydney Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games would choose two among Taekwondo, golf, triathlon and women's softball if permitted to select several events of the games, President of the Australian Olympic Committee President and SOCOG Olympic Commission Chairman John Coates was quoted as saying, according to the AP.
Taekwondo demonstrations to Southeast Asia
WTF dispatched a 14-member Taekwondo demonstration team to Southeast Asia.
Promotion Committee for Taekwondo's Olympic Status meeting in Seoul
The Promotion Committee for Taekwondo's Olympic Status was set up at a meeting held in Seoul, Korea with 49 sports and social leaders from Korea and other countries participating as members.
IOC Centenary - Seoul International Taekwondo Championships
The IOC Centenary Seoul International Taekwondo Championships took place at the Changchoong Gymnasium in Seoul, Korea with 32 male and 32 female athletes participating from Australia, Korea, Spain and USA. Six IOC Members attended the event sponsored by the WTF and organized by the Korea Taekwondo Association in commemoration of the centennial of the IOC.
Chong Woo LEE visited China
Beijing University of Physical Education and WTF Vice President Chong Woo LEE who visited China agreed that the university would include Taekwondo in its regular curriculum beginning in September 1994.
Taekwondo was adopted as an official sport of Sydney 2000
Taekwondo was adopted as an official sport of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the 103rd IOC Session in Paris, France.
KBS Cup International Taekwondo Tournament
KBS Cup International Taekwondo Tournament was held at Changchoong Gymnasium in Seoul, Korea with 31 male and 30 female athletes from 12 countries participating in commemoration of the inclusion of Taekwondo in Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as an official program.
WTF was affiliated to ASOIF
The WTF was affiliated to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations [ASOIF] as a provisional member.
Taekwondo symposium in Manila
Taekwondo symposium was held at the Star Gaze Room in Grand Boulevard Hotel in Manila, Philippines with about 100 people attending on the occasion of the 12th World Taekwondo Championships and the 5th Women's World Taekwondo Championships
IOC decided to expand the entries of Taekwondo athletes in Sydney 2000
IOC Executive Board decided at its meeting in Cancun, Mexico to expand the entries of Taekwondo athletes in Sydney 2000 Olympic Games to 100 in respective four weight classes for men and women from the originally planned 64.
Change of the dates and the venue of Taekwondo in Sydney 2000
SOCOG announced the change of the dates and the venue of the Taekwondo competition of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Dates of the competition were extended one day to four days from September 27 to 30, 2000. The venue was changed from Darling Harbor to the State Sports Centre in the Sydney Olympic Park. SOCOG also said in its letter the Taekwondo test event would be held on December 14-15, 1999.
Taekwondo adopted by the World Military Games
Taekwondo was adopted by the CISM as an official sport of the 2nd World Military Games in Zagreb, Croatia.
13th World Taekwondo Championships
Executive Council of the WTF at its meeting in Hotel Miramar in Hong Kong, China on the occasion of the 13th World Taekwondo Championships and the 6th Women's World Taekwondo Championships passed the proposal for regulation of "Standing Procedure for Taekwondo Competition of the Olympic Games" that defines the details of the Taekwondo competition of the Olympic Games.
Taekwondo in the 7th All Africa Games
The 17th General Assembly of the SCSA [Supreme Council of Sports in Africa] resolved to include Taekwondo in the official programs of the 7th All Africa Games in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Greek Taekwondo delegation visited WTF
Greek Taekwondo delegation, including Athens Olympic Games Organizing Committee (ATHOC 2004) Competition Manager for Taekwondo Michalis Fissentjidis, visited WTF President Dr. Un Yong KIM to the Kukkiwon.
Taekwondo adopted as one of the programs of the 2003 Universiade
FISU Executive Board meeting in Beijing selected Taegu, Korea as the host city of the 22nd Universiade in 2003 and Taekwondo was adopted as one of the programs of the 2003 Universiade.
Taekwondo competition of the 26th Olympic Games as an official sport in respective four male and female weight classes at the State Sports Centre in the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. It had participation of 55 male athletes from 39 nations and 48 female athletes from 32 nations [51 nations] and 25 International Referees.
Taekwondo became 'Olympic'
Taekwondo became an 'Olympic sport' as the IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland confirmed Taekwondo as an Olympic sport for 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Taekwondo participed in the Chinese National Sports Meeting
Chinese Olympic Committee announced that Taekwondo is participating in the Chinese National Sports Meeting to be held in November 2001 for the first time. This national sport event of China with 1.2 billion people is held every four years.
IOC Executive Board Meeting
Taekwondo entry at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games was expanded to 124 at the IOC Executive Board Meeting in Lausanne.
FISU decided to include taekwondo in 23rd Summer Universiade
FISU Executive Committee Meeting in Tarvisio, Italy decided to include taekwondo also in 23rd Summer Universiade to be held in Izmir, Turkey on July 16-26, 2005 as an optional sport.
Taekwondo included in Beijing 2008
IOC Executive Board decided the sports programs of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to be 27, including Taekwondo, at its meeting in Lausanne.
IOC confirmed Taekwondo in Mexico
The 114th IOC Session held in Mexico City confirmed the inclusion of Taekwondo in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Taekwondo in the 5th Central Asian Games
Taekwondo will take part in the 5th Central Asian Games to be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan for the first time.
Extraordinary meeting of the Executive Council of the WTF
The Extraordinary meeting of the Executive Council of the WTF held in Bangkok, Thailand elected Dr. Sun Jae PARK, Vice President (Italy), as Acting President of the WTF as the meeting accepted the resignation of Dr. Un Yong KIM from the presidency of the WTF.
Dr. Chung Won CHOUE elected as President of the WTF
Dr. Chung Won CHOUE was elected as new President of the WTF at the Extraordinary General Assembly held in Incheon, Korea. Dr. Choue will serve Dr. Un Yong Kim's remaining term of office that will end at the 17th General Assembly to be held on the occasion of the 17th (10th Women's) World Championships scheduled for 2005 in Madrid, Spain.
Taekwondo competition of the 28th Olympic Games as an official sport in respective four male and female weight classes at the Sports Pavillion in Athens, Greece. It had participation of 64 male athletes and 60 female athletes from 60 nations and 24 International Referees .
FISU confirmed Taekwondo as an optional sport for the 24th Summer Universiade
FISU Executive Committee Meeting in Innsbruck, Austria, confirmed Taekwondo as an optional sport for the 24th Summer Universiade to be held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2007, for third time in a row.
Taekwondo confirmed as program of London 2012
117th IOC Session in Singapore (July 7-9) decided on the programs of 2012 London Olympic Games. Out of 28 Summer Olympic sports, 26 sports, including taekwondo, were confirmed as programs of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Baseball and softball were dropped from the programs of 2012 London Olympic Games but still remain as Summer Olympic sports.
Oceania Taekwondo Union was recognized
Oceania Taekwondo Union was recognized as the 5th Continental Union of the WTF, bringing the number of Continental Taekwondo Unions of the WTF from 4 (Asia/Africa/Europe/Pan America) to 5 (Asia/Africa/Europe/Pan America/Oceania).
IOC decided to expand the number of taekwondo entry in Beijing 2008
IOC Executive Board decided at its meeting in Turin, Italy to expand the number of taekwondo entry in Beijing 2008 Olympic Games from 124 to 128 (two males and two females were added).
182 nations at the 17th WTF General Assembly
The number of member nations rose to 182 at the 17th WTF General Assembly held in Hochiminh City, Vietnam.
WTF Lausanne liaison office pened
WTF Lausanne liaison office at the MSI in Lausanne opened.
1st WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
WTF celebrated Taekwondo Day on the occasion of the 1st WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships held in Seoul, Korea on September 4-6, 2006.
WTF World Cup Team Taekwondo Championships in Bangkok
WTF World Cup Team Taekwondo Championships took place in Bangkok, Thailand from Sept. 14 to 18, 2006, the first ever team competition (Kyorugi) among WTF-promoted events.
WTF Paralympic Committee Meeting promote Poomsae
WTF Paralympic Committee Meeting was held in Seoul, Korea to promote Poomsae as a sport for Paralympic Games. The committee decided to promote Poomsae first to those with cerebral palsy. Following this meeting, WTF standard Poomsae DVDs were sent to National Paralympic Committees in 168 nations.
WTF Reform Evaluation Committee Meeting in Bangkok
WTF Reform Evaluation Committee Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Jean-Marie Ayer appointed as WTF Attache in Lausanne.
Dr. Jean-Marie Ayer was appointed as WTF Attache in Lausanne.
FISU Executive Committee confirmed taekwondo as optional sport for 2009 Belgrade Universiade
FISU Executive Committee held in Torino confirmed the eight optional sports for 2009 Belgrade Universiade, including taekwondo, which is four consecutive inclusion in Summer Universiade as an optional sport since 2003.
Electronic Protector Test Event
Electronic Protector Test Event (WTF Electronic Protector International Taekwondo Championships) took place at Hoban Gymnasium in Chuncheon, Korea to examine the acceptability of electronic protector with about 160 athletes and officials from 19 nations in four Olympic weight categories for men and women, respectively.
WTF Executive Committee examined the acceptability of electronic protector
WTF Executive Committee held at Gangcheon Resort in Chuncheon, Korea examined the acceptability of electronic protector and decided not to use it at the 2007 Beijing WTF World Taekwondo Championships and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games taekwondo competition.
IOC increased bronze medal at taekwondo from one to two
IOC decided to increase bronze medal at taekwondo competition of Olympic Games from one to two beginning 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. (WTF requested IOC on April 10, 2007 for the increase in consideration of athletes' safety and the original taekwondo competition method, according to which two bronze medals are given.)
18th WTF General Assembly
The 18th WTF General Assembly approved to new members, bringing the total number of member nations to 184. It also ratified Poomsae competition uniform. Poomsae competition uniform was first presented at WTF Executive Committee held in Chuncheon, Korea on Mar. 5, 2007 and was approved at WTF Council Meeting held in Beijing, China on May 15, 2007.
Singapore selected as the host city of 2010 Youth Olympic Games
Singapore was selected as the host city of 2010 inaugural Youth Olympic Games, in which 100 taekwondo athletes will participate (64 entries in qualification tournament plus 36 universality places).
Taekwondo competition of the 29th Olympic Games was held in Beijing, China with participation of 128 athletes, 64 male and 64 female, from 64 nations.
WTF Lausanne liaison office moved to a new office
WTF Lausanne liaison office at MSI moved to a new wider office room at MSI.
Opening Ceremony of the expanded WTF liaison office
Opening Ceremony of the expanded WTF liaison office at MSI in Lausanne was held in MSI in Lausanne.
East Timor became a member of the WTF
East Timor became a member of the WTF, bringing the total number of its members to 189.
1st WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships
First WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships were held in Baku, Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 2009 WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships held in the same place. Athletes' eligibility in disability was limited to those with amputation in hands and arms holding color belts and above in taekwondo. Duration of one round was one minute and attacks to the head was not allowed in consideration of the safety of athletes.
WTF uses electronic body protectors and instant video replay system
Electronic body protectors and instant video replay system were used at 2009 World Cup Team Taekwondo Championships and the 1st World Para-Taekwondo Championships held in Baku, Azerbaijan, first of its kind as a WTF-promoted championships, together with the new Competition Rules, including reduced competition area and graded point system.
WTF adopted World Ranking System
WTF adopted World Ranking System.
Kyorugi and Poomsae competed in the 2009 Summer Universiade
Kyorugi and Poomsae were both competed in the 2009 Summer Universiade held in Belgrade, Serbia, in which taekwondo participated as an optional sport.
Taekwondo participated in the 2nd Lusofonic Games
Taekwondo participated in the 2nd Lusofonic Games held in Lisbon, Portugal.
1st World Youth Taekwondo Camp
The 1st World Youth Taekwondo Camp was held in Muju and Seoul, Korea in joint organization of the WTF and the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation as an annual event.
IOCselected Rio de Janeiro as the host city of 2016 Summer Olympic Games
121st IOC Session in Copenhagen selected Rio de Janeiro as the host city of 2016 Summer Olympic Games and voted on 26 core sports for 2016 Olympic Games during the IOC Session and Olympic Congress.
19th Men's & 12th Women's WTF World Taekwondo Championships
19th Men's & 12th Women's WTF World Taekwondo Championships took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was the first World Championships to use electronic body protectors.
19th Men's & 12th Women's WTF World Taekwondo Championships
19th Men's & 12th Women's WTF World Taekwondo Championships took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was the first World Championships to use electronic body protectors.
2013 Mediterranean Games included taekwondo
It was agreed between WTF and the OC of 2013 Mediterranean Games to include taekwondo in 2013 Mediterranean Games. Then-OC Greece withdrew hosting of the 2013 Games due to financial difficulty and Mersin, Turkey will host the Games.
FISU decided to include taekwondo in the Summer Universiade from 2017
FISU Executive Committee held in Erzurum, Turkey decided to include taekwondo in the official program of the Summer Universiade from 2017 onwards as a compulsory sport.
Taekwondo was confirmed to participate in World Masters Games and European Masters Games
Taekwondo was confirmed to participate in World Masters Games (2013/ Torino, Italy) and European Masters Games (2011/Lignano, Italy).
GAISF had an extraordinary GA in Dubai
GAISF had an extraordinary GA in Dubai, UAE at 08:30am during SportAccord Convention and dissolved GAISF. SportAccord held statutory GA in the same place at 09:00am.
Taekwondo in the 21st Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) informed WTF that taekwondo was approved by CGF Sport Committee and Executive Board at the meeting held in London as Category 2 sport (optional sport that can be included by the host city in addition to 10 core sports) beginning in the 21st Commonwealth Games in 2018.
1st Youth Olympic Games
Taekwondo was competed in respective five weight categories for men and women at the 1st Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore with the age of the athletes being 16-17 years old.
1st SportAccord Combat Games
1st SportAccord (World) Combat Games were held in Beijing, China with taekwondo being competed in four Olympic weight categories in men and women.
3rd International Taekwondo Symposium
The 3rd International Taekwondo Symposium was held in Gyeongju, Korea for two days in the title of "Realization of Olympism through Taekwondo Education," on the occasion of the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Gyeongju. The symposium has been held on the occasion of the WTF World Taekwondo Championships since 2007.
WTF Global Athlete Licence introduced in the WTF-promoted championships at the 2011
WTF Global Athlete Licence (GAL) was implemented in the beginning of 2011 and first introduced in the WTF-promoted championships at the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships held in Gyeongju, Korea on May 1-6, 2011.
WTF: 200 members
WTF Council held in Vladivostok, Russia approved three new members, making the WTF global membership to 200, the 8th largest among International sports Federations.
2011 European Masters Games
Taekwondo made a debut at the 2011 European Masters Games held in Lignano, Italy with taekwondo competition conducted in respective four Olympic weight categories in men and women in Kyorugi and individual, pair and team divisions in Poomsae (taekwondo competition will make a debut at the 2013 World Masters Games to be held in Torino, Italy on August 8-10, 2013 in the same weight categories in Kyorugi and same divisions in Poomsae).
Dr. Jean-Marie Ayer new Secretary General of the WTF
WTF announced it has appointed Dr. Jean-Marie Ayer as new Secretary General of the WTF who has served as Director of the WTF Lausanne Office for the past six years. Outgoing Secretary General Jin Suk Yang was appointed as Chair of WTF Academy.
WTF Medical Code and Bylaws on Betting and Anti-Corruption were enacted
WTF Medical Code and Bylaws on Betting and Anti-Corruption were enacted at the WTF Council Meeting held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on the occasion of the 2012 WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships.
WTF General Assembly held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
WTF General Assembly held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt passed the proposed amendment to Poomsae Competition Rules on mandatory use of Poomsae competition uniform at the WTF-recognized championships.
Seychelles new member of the WTF
WTF General Assembly approved Seychelles as its 201st member at its meeting held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Taekwondo competition of the 30th Summer Olympic Games took place in London, UK with 128 athletes, 64 male and 64 female, participating from 63 nations. Eight gold medals were taken by eight countries.
Sierra Leone: provisional member of the WTF
Sierra Leone became a provisional member of the WTF, bringing the total membership of the WTF to 204.
Creation of WTF World Cadet Championships
Creation of WTF World Cadet Championships for athletes aged 12-14 and WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series was approved at the WTF Council meeting held in Santa Cruz, Aruba on the occasion of the 2012 WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships and the 3rd WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships, subject to approval by the WTF General Assembly. At the Council Meeting, change of athlete age for Kyorugi to 17 years old or higher for World Championships and 15-17 years old for World Junior Championships and athlete age for junior Poomsae to be 15-17 years, same as for junior Kyorugi, were approved. Amendment proposals for these competition rules were passed by the WTF General Assembly by email vote and went into effect as of December 26, 2012.
WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Tunja, Colombia
Free-style Poomsae competition was conducted first time at the WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Tunja, Colombia in addition to Recognized Poomse competition.
Grand Prix meeting in Lausanne
Grand Prix meeting was held in Lausanne. It was recommended to hold one Grand Prix Series around the end of 2013 with Grand Prix Series 1, 2 and final in 2014 and Grand Prix Series 1, 2, 3 and final in 2015.
IOC Executive Board at its meeting in Lausanne
IOC Executive Board at its meeting in Lausanne selected 25 core sports for 2020 Olympic Games, including taekwondo, subject to approval by the IOC Session to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 7-10, 2013.