Publicado em Comitê Olímpico InternacionalTerça, 08 Outubro 2013 10:00
RANKINGS (LISTA COMPLETA)
Publicado em NotíciasTerça, 08 Outubro 2013 09:41
This guide is intended for any World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Member National Association (MNA), city, region, event organizer or commercial body that would be interested in bidding for the World Taekwondo GP for the year 2014 but may also bid for a 3 year period, 2014-2016. The World Taekwondo GP must be organized by a Local Organizing Committee (LOC), which can be composed of any one or a combination of the above-mentioned bodies.
The World Taekwondo GP Series, which is a G4 ranked event, is held in the second half of the year to determine the top athletes in Taekwondo. It culminates in the World Taekwondo GP Final, which always takes place in December, where athletes compete for the ranking points in a G8 ranked event.
Each event of the World Taekwondo GP, featuring the best Taekwondo athletes competing for ranking points, promises a thrilling contest and an unforgettable visual spectacle for spectators and TV audience.
The following document outlines the concept of the World Taekwondo GP and provides the approved framework for organizing the event. Included herein, are the general rights and obligations for the selected host, and the bidding process to host the World Taekwondo GP Series or Final from 2014 to 2016.
Please click here to download the information document.
Publicado em NotíciasTerça, 08 Outubro 2013 09:39
Taekwondo reinforced its status as a sport for all nations and religions at the third edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games - a multi-sport event for elite athletes from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference.
This year's Games were held from 22 September – 1 October in Palembang, South Sumatra, and home fans had plenty to celebrate during the four days of taekwondo events as Indonesian athletes won 11 medals, including three golds. The hosts were only bettered in taekwondo by Iran who took home 16 medals, 12 of which were gold. Bouts were fought across eight weight categories for men and women in individual, team and pair events.
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference currently has 57 member countries and all citizens from these countries, regardless of faith, are eligible to compete in the Games. This year, 168 athletes from 30 countries including Gambia, Libya, Mali, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Brunei Darussalam, Morocco and Azerbaijan participated in taekwondo.
President of the World Taekwondo Federation, Chungwon Choue, said:
"It is fantastic for taekwondo to be part of these Games as they bring athletes together no matter what religion they are or under what flag they compete. The World Taekwondo Federation promotes Olympic values throughout our sport and seeks to use taekwondo to bring people together in respect of each other's diversity. Taekwondo is a sport for all nationalities which offers universal opportunities, regardless of race, gender, social status or religion. There were some true taekwondo role models competing in Indonesia this weekend such as Dieye Balla from Senegal (M-68kg), Isayev Radik of Azerbaijan (M-87kg) Issam Chernoubi from Morocco (M-87kg) and Bagheri Motamed Mohammad from Iran (M-68). The way these athletes conduct themselves during competition, and the way they train and promote taekwondo to a wider audience, is a great example for our young athletes and fans from Muslim countries, and countries around the world, to follow. I want to thank all the taekwondo athletes who have competed at this year's Islamic Solidarity Games. The competition has been intense and all our athletes have strongly represented the sport's values at this excellent event."
The Islamic Solidarity Games were first held in 2005 in Saudi Arabia and are promoted by the Islamic Solidarity Games Federation (ISSF).