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Online Taekwondo Story 101: DAY 8. Olympic Taekwondo & Globalization of Taekwondo

Date: Fri, Dec 17, 2021 - Mon, Jan 17, 2022
Time: 09:00AM - 05:00PM

This is day 8, and we will be talking about Olympic Taekwondo and its globalization. It is such a miracle that Taekwondo became an Olympic sport within such a short period of time in terms of its inclusion as an Olympic sport. We will also explain competition rules, protective equipment and regulations of Taekwondo Kyorugi.

Olympic Taekwondo and its globalization


WT- International Sport Federation of 210-member national associations

- President: Dr. Chungwon CHOUE

- Established by Dr. Unyong Kim: May 28, 1974

- Location: World Taekwondo Headquarter in Seoul & Lausanne Office

- Affiliation to GAISF: October 8, 1975

- IOC Recognition: July 17, 1980 [83rd IOC Session in Moscow]

- Olympic Games Demonstration Sport:

- 1988 Seoul Olympic Games & 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

- Official Olympic Sport: Sydney 2000 Olympic Games:

- September 4, 1994 [103rd IOC Session in Paris]

- Celebrating 25th anniversary of Taekwondo joining Olympic Program 2019


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