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The European under 21 Taekwondo Championships passes the baton from Romania to Russia which will host the event in Grozny, between the 23th and 26th of July 2016 at the National Sport Hall “Olympiysk”. The respective Championships are going through the 7th year of conduction, after being introduced among the ETU Championships.

Concerning the ETU Under 21 Championships , ETU President Sakis Pragalos, stated in his welcoming letter that: “In the recent years, we added several events to our calendar and the Under 21 Championships is a perfect instrument in the development path of athletes transitioning into the senior category”.

He also added that is very important to have paramount Taekwondo events inside an Olympic cycle (aka the 4 years gap between the Olympic Games), since they preserve the athletes’ professional level, the new generation becomes more experienced since their early years of competition and of course the dynamic of the sport expands, while it strengthens the bonds between the Taekwondo family.

The registration for the National Teams and their athletes will continue through Hangastar until the 1st July.
It is worth mentioning that, this is the first time the European Championships will be held in the Grozny city, the Capital of one of the oldest Republic in Russian Federation, the Republic of Chechnya.

Nowadays, the federal government representatives of Chechnya are based in Grozny and this Republic is famous for its hospitality and rich culture and so visiting the place will be definitely an unforgettable experience for everyone.

 

 

Vis-à-vis the City of Grozny:


Grozny Mosque & Sights


After four years of construction, Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque was formally opened to the public on October 16, 2008 and is considered one of the largest mosques in Europe.

Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque & Grozny-City Towers Façade Clocks are two of the most important visitor’s attractions.

One year later, the city of Grozny was honored by the UN Human Settlements Program for transforming the war scarred city and providing new homes for thousands.

 

Accomodation for the Championships.

Round trip airfare of the teams shall be borne by the participating National Taekwondo Federations. The Organizing Committee will arrange transportation from the airport to the official hotels and back as well as the local transportation between the official hotels and the venue, National Sport Hall „Olympiysk”.


The transportation arrangements will be solely organized for the teams that have made hotel reservations through the Organizing Committee. Therefore, you are advised to fill in the Flight Schedule Form and return it to the Organizing Committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) until the 1st of July 2016. 

 

You may find further information about the official hotels in the appendix of the Championships Outline in ETU Website, as well as on the event webpage on the Russian Taekwondo WTF Federation Official Website (www.tkdrussia.ru)

Grozny’s Sport disposition

The city of Grozny is home to the Russian Football Premier League club FC Terek Grozny. The team plays in the top tier since it has been promoted by gaining the 2nd place in the Russian First Division in 2007.

Grozny, besides the host one of the most importan European Taekwondo events in 2016, is worth a chance to visit its beautiful nature, the waterfalls and the mountains — and if you are holding in your hands a medal, enjoy the stunning sunset.

 

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