Friday, May 29, 2009

6th Coupe du Monde Francophone Draws 26 WTF Member Nations


WTF President Chungwon Choue speaks for the representatives from 26 WTF member countries in a head of teams meeting for the 6th Coupe du Monde Francophone at the Novotel Hotel in Lille, France on May 2, 2009. The taekwondo event was held on May 3-4.
The 6th Coupe du Monde Francophone, which was held on May 3-4, 2009 in Lille, France, drew a record 26 WTF member countries, reflecting the growing importance of the regional event.
Among the participating nations in the biggest taekwondo event among French-speaking WTF member national associations were 18 African countries.
WTF President Chungwon Choue attended a head of teams meeting for the event at the Novotel Hotel on May 2.
In his speech for the representatives of 26 WTF member national associations, WTF President Choue expressed his appreciation and encouraged the representatives for their continued efforts for the promotion of taekwondo.
He also briefed them on the achievements of the WTF such as the planned expansion of its Lausanne office, the inclusion of poomsae in the official program of the 2009 Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, the recommendation of the ASOIF General Assembly for a bloc vote for 26 core sports, including taekwondo, at the 2016 Olympic Games, the ongoing WTF Taekwondo Peace Corps activities, and the upcoming World Taekwondo Youth Camp in Korea in August this year in preparation of the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
The representatives from 26 WTF member national associations stood up several times and celebrated the success of WTF activities.
On May 2, the WTF President also met with about 100 participants in the WTF International Referee Refresher Course, which opened on April 30 for a three-day run, and delivered his words of appreciation and encouragement to the participating referees ensuring his confidence in them.

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