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Mr.Chakir Chelbat has been appointed by World Taekwondo President Dr. Chungwon Choue, as Chair of the new Para Taekwondo Committee of World Taekwondo, which subsidizes the former Para Taekwondo Governing Board, Para Taekwondo Technical Committee and Para Taekwondo Referee Committee.
According to the appointment, the term of his office shall be two years until the end of 2021 World Taekwondo Championships in Wuxi, China.
Dr. Choue expressed his trust towards Mr. Chelbat experience and competency in developing Taekwondo worldwide and elevate World Taekwondo’s standing as a well-governed and socially responsible federation of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.




🏁Today, August 3, the first edition of the EUSA Combat Championships is completed in #Zagreb, with #Taekwondo being one of its four in total representative sports. 🥋🔝
🚩 On July 31, the Opening Ceremony of the event was realized, with 1300 participants from 404 different universities and 36 countries taking part from all around #Europe and renewing their meeting for next year.
👉🏾 Read more: https://bit.ly/2GJrpm4
👉🏾 About: https://combatsports2019.eusa.eu/home
#taekwondoeurope #EUSA #eusacombat2019



The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has now published its Anti-Doping Rules (Rules) for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo (to be held in July and August 2020). The Rules will cover the period from the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Village until the day of the closing ceremony of the Games (14 July to 9 August 2020). During this period, all athletes will be subject to doping controls initiated by the International Testing Agency (ITA) – to which the IOC has delegated some of its responsibilities related to the implementation of the doping control process during the Games.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina Taekwondo Federation, in scope of developing further the sport of taekwondo within the country, but also to enhance sports events and culture nationally, has taken up the organization of five major taekwondo events for 2020. 

      Concequently, Bosnia & Herzegovina will be the host country for the European Youth Olympic Weight Categories and European Senior Olympic Weight Categories, the European Masters Championships for both Kyorugi and Poomsae, the finals of the Generation 24 tournament for Kids & Cadets, while it will also carry out the national G1 Bosnia & Herzegovina Open Tournament.

      The event days are scheduled in consecutive days to facilitate all athletes in attending both European and national G1 events.

The dates of the events are listed below, while information on the host city and venue will be announced in due time along with the competition outline.


European Olympic Weight Categories Championships 28-29 October 2020

European Masters Championships 29-30 October 2020

Generation 24 Finals: Kids - 31 October 2020

                                 Cadets - 1 November 2020

G1 Bosnia & Herzegovina Open Tournament - 1 November 2020






      Taekwondo Europe is delighted to announce that the Bosnia and Herzegovina Taekwondo Federation will host the 2020 European Championships Olympic Weight Categories G1, Youth Olympic Weight Categories and also the European Master Championships 2020!

The city of Sarajevo will be the host and the events will take place on 29 October  - 1 November 2020.

      Currently, the following events are confirmed for 2020, while the exact dates for the European Kids and Cadets Championships are to be confirmed. The European Championships Under 21 and the 2020 Presidents Cupo are under negotiations with possible hosts. As soon as more information is known, it will be published.





     One more European Taekwondo event has found its host country for the upcoming year. As it has been decided, the European Taekwondo Cadet and Kids Championships 2020 will be organized in Estonia 17-21 August 2020.

     The nordic country will greet the youngest of the taekwondo family during the most welcoming month of the year, giving the participants the opportunity to also enjoy the country itself, apart from competing for the top of the podium.

     More information on the exact location of the event and the competition will be announced in due time.


     For the first time in history, Taekwondo Europe will introduce European Ranking lists for Cadet and Junior athletes. All the athletes being included will receive ranking points from the G1 events in Europe that will be included in the project.
The service provider for the Cadet and Junior European Ranking lists will be SimplyCompete, and the ranking lists will be officially published and counting from February 2020.
     To have your G1 event included in the project, the operating costs of the service via the SimplyCompete platform are required to be carried through as indicated in the application form.
     If you want your G1 event to be included as a ranking event for Cadet and Junior athletes as well, please follow the instructions on the information sheet below.
Application form - Cadet & Junior Ranking 2020

      Among the objectives of Taekwondo Europe is to remain the leading Continental Union in the Olympic Games. Therefore, the upcoming taekwondo generation representing Europe in the Olympic Games Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 is in the spotlight, ensuring that its competency and taekwondo level skills will bring more 'Olympic' recognitions.

On that account, Taekwondo Europe introduces 'Generation 24' ; a project targeting to develop taekwondo Kids and Cadets.

'Generation 24' includes the implementation of regional Kids and Cadets events, enhancing in this way the progress and advancement of these age categories and their future inclusion to the elites of taekwondo.

Learn more about 'Generation 24' in the attached file below, with detailed information on the project, its vision, mission, aim, structure and rules and regulations applied for the participating countries.


'Generation 24' - Taekwondo Europe


Poreč, a popular summer resort on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula in western Croatia, and just across the city of Venice, will be the host city of the 8thOpen European Clubs Championships on 3-7 April 2020.

Regarding the progress of all operations and procedures, Taekwondo Europe delegation visited the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, the host city of Poreč and Žatika Sport Centre- the arena that will host the event – in order to inspect the venue, meet and greet with the Organizing Committee, as well as the contributors that will ensure the success of the event in local level for the society of the city.

During the first day of the visit, Taekwondo Europe delegation met with the President of the local Organizing Committee Tamara Pradegan, and Mr. Darko Vučić, Head of the Sports Development Sector at the Central State Office for Sports at the premises of the Sports Ministry in the capital city of Zagreb, where also accompanied by grandmaster Miro Brezan and the ministry delegation, they had the opportunity to discuss the progress and particular details in the organization of the event.

On their second day of visit, Taekwondo Europe General Director Georgia Gatsis and Sport Coordinator George Tsimekis met with the Dr. Dragan Primorac, former  Minister of Science, Education and Sports of The Republic of Croatia, and founder of the Specialty Hospital for Orthopedics, Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation “St. Catherine” in Croatia, which will also serve as the main provider of medical supplies in equipment and labor for the championships. Dr. Primorac was very contented and supportive that Croatia welcomes a European Taekwondo Championship that is hosted in the city of Poreč, and after presenting Taekwondo Europe delegation with a commemorative present, he expressed his confidence that the final result will be successful, firmly believing that the organizing committee will carry out the event in the best possible way.