Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WTF from SportAccord Denver USA 2009

Surce: WTF site

26 London Olympic Sports to be Voted in Bloc for 2016 Olympics, ASOIF Decides
The 26 sports, including taekwondo, on the London Olympic program will be voted on in a bloc for the 2016 Olympic Games, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) has decided.
The decision was made at the ASOIF General Assembly in Denver, the United States on March 24, 2009, on the second day of the 2009 SportAccord conference. The SportAccord runs through March 27.

WTF Hold Series of Meetings with Various Organizations at SportAccord 2009

Sir Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee, talks with WTF President Chungwon Choue and other WTF leaders at the WTF SportAccord booth in Denver, the United States on March 26, 2009.

The WTF had a series of meetings with various organizations, including the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the International University Sports Federation (FISU), and the International Mediterranean Games Committee (CIJM), on March 26, 2009 in Denver, the United States.
On the fourth day of the SportAccord 2009, WTF President Choue met with IPC President Sir. Philip Craven, FISU President Mr. George E. Killan, and CIJM President Mr. Amar Addadi in separate meetings to exchange opinions on how to cooperate with each other.
In a meeting with the IPC president at the WTF SportAccord booth, President Choue explained the federation’s ongoing activities for the promotion and development of para-taekwondo, including its 1st WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 10, 2009. President Choue extended an invitation to Sir Philip Craven for the inaugural event.
Sir Philip Craven recognized the WTF efforts and emphasized the importance of the organization of at least two World Para-Taekwondo Championships with the participation of more than 25 countries from at least three continents before being staged at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
In a separate meeting between WTF leaders and the FISU president, Mr. George E. Killan acknowledged the popularity of taekwondo throughout the world and extended his congratulations to the WTF on taekwondo’s position and inclusion of poomsae in the official program of the 2009
Summer Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, while seven sports were removed from the program.
Dr. Ken Min, a WTF Council member, said that taekwondo is the first International Sports Federation which implemented the Continental University Taekwondo Championships by organizing the PanAm University Taekwondo Championships this year.
In a meeting with CIJM President Amar Addadi, the WTF side explained to him its efforts for taekwondo’s inclusion in the 2013 Mediterranean Games to be held in Greece. It also explained about the organization of the Mediterranean Taekwondo Cup Championships in May 2009 in Morocco.

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