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Foreigners Become Fond of South Korea Through Learning Taekwondo

Foreigners Become Fond of South Korea Through Learning Taekwondo

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreigners have become fonder of South Korea after learning the Korean martial art taekwondo, a local poll showed Tuesday. According to the survey by the World Taekwondo Peace Corps Foundation, 11.7 percent of 1,750 foreign nationals learning the sport said their positive feelings toward South Korea have increased. The [...]

North Korea to Host Taekwondo Championships in Pyeongyang

North Korea to Host Taekwondo Championships in Pyeongyang

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea said Friday that more than 70 countries and regions have applied to attend the North Korea-led International Taekwondo Federation’s (ITF) championships to be held in Pyongyang later this month. Preparations for the championships slated for Sept. 15-21 are in the final stage, according to the Korean Central [...]

IOC President Calls Joint Korean Team at PyeongChang ‘In Spirit of Olympism’

IOC President Calls Joint Korean Team at PyeongChang ‘In Spirit of Olympism’

INCHEON, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Thursday expressed his support for a South Korean proposal for a unified Korean delegation to next year’s Winter Olympics here, saying the idea is “in the spirit of the Olympism.” Bach arrived in South Korea to attend Friday’s closing ceremony of [...]

North Korean Taekwondo Officials and Athletes Arrive in South Korea

North Korean Taekwondo Officials and Athletes Arrive in South Korea

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of North Korean taekwondo officials and athletes arrived in South Korea on Friday for soon-to-be historic performances at the world championships. Amid much fanfare at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) delegation of 36, led by its president Ri Yong-son, arrived south of [...]

Largest Taekwondo World Championships to be Held in S. Korea

Largest Taekwondo World Championships to be Held in S. Korea

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s taekwondo world championships to be held in South Korea will be the largest in the competition’s history, organizers said Wednesday. The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) said 917 athletes from 183 nations have signed up for the June 24-30 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, some 240 kilometers south of Seoul. Both the numbers of participating nations and athletes are [...]

9th Taekwondo Festival Due in New York on June 23

9th Taekwondo Festival Due in New York on June 23

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The United States Taekwondo Education Foundation (USTEF) plans to hold its 9th annual New York Times Square Taekwondo Festival on June 23, bringing together about 5,000 participants, including American students learning the Korean martial art, organizers said Saturday.  The festival, which was begun in 2008 to promote taekwondo among [...]

Taekwondo Athletes to Wear Newly Designed Uniforms at Rio 2016

Taekwondo Athletes to Wear Newly Designed Uniforms at Rio 2016

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Taekwondo athletes will be wearing a different set of uniforms at this year’s summer Olympics, as their trousers will encompass designs or colors representing their home country.  “Among the 63 countries participating in taekwondo matches at Rio 2016, 20 submitted their own uniform trouser designs with national colors and [...]