Saturday, August 23, 2008

Doctorate Awarded to ITF President Ung Chan

Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- Chang Ung, president of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, was awarded the doctorate in socio-politics of the DPRK. He made thorough-going analysis of the history of the international Olympic movement and the relations between the Olympic movement and politics, and explained and proved in depth the experience and lessons drawn from them. The awarding ceremony was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.

The State Commission for Conferring Academic Degrees and Titles of DPR Korea conferred Prof. CHANG Ung, IOC Member and ITF President with Doctorate of Sociology and Political Science on the Thesis of «Study on the Olympic Movement – Olympics and Politics» at the Conferring Ceremony held on 30th July 2008 at “Mansudae Assembly Hall” in Pyongyang. Prof. CHANG Ung, IOC Member and ITF President received the Doctorate Diploma and Medal from Mr. GWAK Bom-Gi, the Chairman of the Conferring Commission at the Ceremony.

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