Baku, February 3, AZERTAC
The World Taekwondo Council met virtually for its first Extraordinary Council meeting of 2021, with a particular emphasis placed on the safe return of taekwondo events this year.
This year is scheduled to see the return of the two biggest events in the taekwondo calendar – the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Wuxi 2021 World Taekwondo Championships. During the meeting, the Council discussed that the federation is continuing to plan for Tokyo 2020 to go ahead and aims to have held the final two Continental Qualifications for Asia and Europe by May.
The Council heard that the dates for the World Championships have been amended slightly in agreement with the host city and Organizing Committee. The World Championships are scheduled to take place on October 12–18 and the World Para Taekwondo Championships will be held on October 21–22. The Council Meeting will be held on October 10, the General Assembly and Opening Ceremony on October 11. In addition, as of February 1, 2021, there are 72 taekwondo events planned for this year. That includes 15 World Taekwondo events (including five online events), 10 taekwondo competitions at multi-sport events, 9 Continental Union promoted events and 38 World Taekwondo recognized events.
This year will see a number of inaugural events including the World Taekwondo Women’s Open Championships, World Taekwondo Grand Prix Challenge, World Taekwondo Urban Championships and Super Talent Show.