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An IOC initiative to support in creating accessible and sustainable sports facilities for disadvantaged communities recently founded the Olympic Refuge Foundation. During the inaugural board meeting of the project, World Taekwondo President and founder of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) Dr. Choue, was appointed as one of the Board Members to contribute on the perspective of International Federation.

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundations shares the same core values and aligns close to the objectives and goals of the Olympic Refuge Foundation. Integrating social development initiative integrated to the UNHCR principles, the fundamental purpose is to bring sports-related programs and principles and values to youth and vulnerable people around the world.

“It is a great honour to have been appointed as a member of Olympic Refuge Foundation and I am delighted to have an opportunity to contribute to this foundation. I firmly believe that all of us in the Olympic Movement have a social responsibility to use sport to contribute to a better and more harmonious society. Social development through sport has always been something very close to my heart and I pledge I will do everything I can to contribute to the success of the Foundation. I am also very happy that the IOC accepted my proposal on creation of Youth Olympic Refugee Team for Buenos 2018 Youth Olympic Games which will be discussed at the next IOC Session in Pyeongchang.” stated Dr. Choue after the inaugural meeting of the Olympic Refuge Foundation.

 

Source: World Taekwondo - http://www.worldtaekwondo.org

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