Taekwondo Feature



It is an OLYMPIC Sport. Taekwondo made its debut as an official medal sport at the Olympic Games in 2000. Inclusion at Sydney 2000, and all subsequent Games Included in Syllabus of C.B.S.E. Board National/Zonal event by C.B.S.E. Board, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya, School Games Federation of India (S.G.F.I.), All India University Games (A.I.U.) Team of Central Reserve Police Force (C.R.P.F.), Central Industrial Security Force (C.I.S.F.), Indo-Tibet Border Police (I.T.B.P.), Sashastra Seema Bal (S.S.B.) Services Sports Control Board (SSCB). BLACK BELT Certificate from KUKKIWON (World Taekwondo Federation, Head Quarter) Seoul, South Korea Kukkiwon, official Taekwondo governing organization.

Exapansion of Taekwondo

  • Expansion of Taekwondo quota at Athens 2004 Olympic Games to 124 in eight weight categories, respective four weight classes for men and women, Sep. 18-20, 2001 (IOC EB Meeting in Lausanne).
  • Feb. 5-7, 2006: IOC Executive Board decided at its meeting in Turin, Italy to expand the number of taekwondo entry in Beijing 2008 Olympic Games from 124 to 128 (two males and two females were added in consideration of the new establishment of Oceania Taekwondo Union).
  • IOC Executive Board decided the number of sports programs of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to be 27, including Taekwondo. The 114th IOC Session held in Mexico City, Mexico on November 29, 2002 also confirmed inclusion of Taekwondo in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
  • IOC reviewed the Olympic program for 2012 London, Taekwondo was voted to retain in the Olympic Program of the London 2012 Olympic Games at its 117th Session in Singapore on July 8, 2005.
  • IOC selected 26 core sports for 2016 Rio Olympic Games, including taekwondo at its 121st Session in Copenhagen on Oct. 2-9, 2009.
  • IOC confirmed taekwondo as one of the 25 core sports for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at its 125th Session in Buenos Aires on Sept. 7-10, 2013
  • International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board granted 'IPC-recognized IF' status to the WT on Oct. 16, 2013.
  • IPC final decision on the sports programs of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, including taekwondo, was made at the 69th IPC Governing Board meeting held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on January 30-Feburary 1, 2015.
  • Nov. 14-15, 2015: IPC General Assembly in Mexico City, Mexico granted a full membership to the WT (Nov. 15: ratification of new members) on Nov. 15, 2015.