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Who claims that the good governance and due process rules do not apply within Taekwondo Europe, were once more proven wrong by today’s decision.
The preliminary suspension of almost all German officials was revoked today by Taekwondo Europe. President Pragalos adopted all recommendations of the Investigations Committee that reviewed the decision of World Taekwondo Europe concerning the preliminary suspension of the officials of the Deutsche Taekwondo Union.
The Committee concluded that the German federation does have a responsibility in the actions of its regional member, however, the main responsibility of the contents and publication of the news message contested by Taekwondo Europe lies within the responsibility and accountability of the president of the Bavarian Taekwondo Union and its author and press officer, Mr. Gerd Kohlhofer and Peter Bolz respectively.
Preliminary suspending all German officials was considered as disproportionate by the Investigations Committee.
The Committee recommended furthermore to officially charge Mr. Kohlhofer and Bolz for their accusations and to address the case to the World Taekwondo Ethics Committee for review.
Taekwondo Europe also will exclude the German International Referees from any legal proceedings as per recommendation of the Committee.



The European Multi Games are scheduled to kick off in Sofia, Bulgaria from 21-24 March 2019 in the Asics Arena. The second version of the relatively young European championship is the only one that brings together the taekwondo athletes of all disciplines, age categories, and divisions. 

Combining Kyorugi and Poomsae, national teams can be of full capacity in the competition, and earn the points for the World Taekwondo rankings as well, as the event is under G1 ranked.

This year the Multi Games are reinforced further as all participating athletes have the opportunity to go achieve the quota to qualify to the European Championships of their age class; European Olympic Weight Divisions, Under 21 and Youth, Cadets and Kids Championships accordingly.

The quota that WTE Multi Games provide are two places for the top two (2) ranked men and women of each weight category who will qualify directly to the following events:

Kids: European Championships 2019

Cadets: European Cadets Championships 2019

Juniors: European U21 & Youth Olympic Weight Divisions Championships 2019

Seniors: European OWC Championships 2019

U21: European U21 & Youth Olympic Weight Divisions Championships 2019


The event is a chance for athletes from various backgrounds and nationalities to gain the opportunity in participating directly to a taekwondo event of European scale.

The registration for the Multi Games is active in Simply Compete and will remain open until 10th March 2019, 11:59 (GMT +01:00 Europe/Brussels). All interested athletes can register following this link.

More information regarding the championships and communicating directly with the Organizing Committee can be found in the following official poster of the OC regarding the championships.





On-site registration of the 4th President's Cup 2019 will open on 4th February 2019 and will last until 11th of February. Because of the large number of registrations, all participating clubs and athletes are kindly requested to follow the registration steps as listed below, for greatest efficiency during the registration procedure.



1. CHECK YOUR CLUB ID: please check your club ID at the list available outside the registration room before entering
2. ACCOMMODATION DESK: please confirm with the OC your accommodation at the official hotels
3. ENTRY FEES DESK: please present a copy of your entry fees payment and collect your receipt
4. ACCREDITATION DESK: please collect your team's accreditation cards


NOTICE: Registration can be done by the HEAD OF TEAM or HEAD COACH ONLY (Registration of individual athletes is not possible)


Registration will take place at Maritim Hotel Convention Center from 4 – 11 February 2019 following the schedule as below:

4 February: 14:00 – 20:00 hrs
5 February: 09:00 – 13:00 hrs &14:00 – 20:00 hrs
6 February: 09:00 – 13:00 hrs &14:00 – 20:00 hrs
7 February: 10:00 – 13:00 hrs &14:00 – 20:00 hrs
8 February: 10:00 – 13:00 hrs
9 February: 10:00 – 13:00 hrs
10 February: 10:00 – 13:00 hrs
11 February: 10:00 – 13:00 hrs


All participating clubs and athletes are requested to bring with them:

1) The Bank statement of the Entry fees of the participating Team
Any team unable to present a copy of the Bank transaction will be required to pay in cash to the WTE official responsible on-site.

2) The **WTE or CU Coaches License** (card or Certificate) of your Teams’ Trainers & Coaches (original/photocopy or photograph)

3) Forms: Personal Indemnity, Liability Declaration & Athlete's Declaration, etc (in case you have not sent them by e-mail).


Additional registration of officials requested on-site or officials accreditation amendments are subject to an admin fee, while not all additional requests can be guaranteed. A separate desk will be available at the registration desk for an on-site change of medal event (weight division) and each weight division change is subject to an admin fee. 





Taekwondo Europe announces on more upcoming Coaches Seminar that will be realized on Wednesday, 27th February 2019. The seminar is being organized on the occasion of the European Clubs Championships 2019 that will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece between 28/2 and 3/3 February 2019.
As a great opportunity for all new coaches, they will be able to be both validated and be granted the official coach license card, as well as attending the taekwondo event.
The exact location of the seminar will be in Holiday Inn hotel in the city of Thessaloniki (find here more information on how to get there) - only 3km away from the competition venue - and its duration will be approximately 9 hours, starting from 8.30 AM until 6 PM.
Those interested in attending the seminar are kindly requested to register by following this link, where you will also be able to view the full schedule of the day.
Kindly be informed that in order to check-in the seminar, coaches must hold a copy of their registration and payment confirmation (hard or digital copy), identification document and the WT GOL Card.



The Deutsche Taekwondo Union has been falsely and publicly accusing World Taekwondo Europe of financial misconduct. Before making these slanderous accusations, the federation had the opportunity to address any questions to World Taekwondo Europe. However, the federation deliberately chose to publicly attack World Taekwondo Europe and its officials.


This is unacceptable and lacks all best practices of good governance. Taekwondo Europe started an investigation into the matter and pending the investigation preliminary suspended the DTU board members as well as a number of German regional presidents. In addition, Taekwondo Europe will not invite any German International Referees until further notice. For the sake of clarity, these recent developments in no way affect the ability for German Athletes to participate at events.



Taekwondo Europe President Pragalos appointed Mr. Kalvo Salmus (Estonia) as Vice-chairman of the Social Media Committee. Mr. Salmus will be responsible to work together with the WTE Office on social media and in particular providing HD video clips and content produced at WTE sanctioned and promoted events. More information is given in the video below.






Taekwondo Europe announces the upcoming Poomsae Coaches Seminar that will be realized on Friday, 1st February 2019. The seminar is being organized on the occasion of the 2nd WT President's Cup Poomsae & Freestyle that will be held in Sindelfingen, Germany between 2 and 3 February 2019.
This is a great opportunity for all new poomsae coaches, as they will be able to both be validated and granted the official coach license card, as well as attend the taekwondo event.
The exact location of the seminar will be in Glaspalast in Sindelfingen - the same venue where the competition will take place - and its duration will be 6hrs, starting from 10 AM until 4 PM.
Those interested in attending the seminar are kindly requested to register by following this link, where you will also be able to view the full schedule of the day.
Kindly be informed that in order to check-in the seminar, coaches must hold a copy of their registration and payment confirmation (hard or digital copy), identification document and the WT GOL Card.



On the occasion of the 4th President’s Cup, Taekwondo Europe will carry out a Coach Seminar for all the new taekwondo coaches that want to be officially licensed with the WTE Coach Card.

The seminar will be held on 7th February 2019 (instead of 6/2 as previously announced) at 8.30 am, at the premises of Maritim hotel, where the competition venue is located.

To check-in at the seminar, the participating coaches will need a copy of registration and payment confirmation, ID/Passport and their WTF GOL Card.

The registration period will remain open until 27th January and coaches can register directly here.

Mind the date: The registration deadline for the 4th President's Cup being held 7-12 February in Antalya, Turkey has been extended to January 30th.
The registration continues as it is via Simply Compete and you may access the registration page directly here.


Dear friends,

Celebration of the New Year is always a good moment to look back on what has been and look forward to what will be. Did we provide our athletes with the best possible circumstances and climate to flourish and to chase their dreams and ambitions? What can we do in 2019 to make it even better?

In 2018, Taekwondo Europe hosted together with our indispensable partners wonderful events. From the President’s Cup in Greece with more than 2.200 athletes to the European Master Championships in Spain with only 60 athletes we offer events for all. For the first time ever, Poland hosted the European Championships Under 21 and did an amazing job in doing so! Our loyal partners Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece and Spain hosted all amazing events which gave our athletes the possibility to fight at the highest European platform.

On the way to Tokyo 2020, the year 2019 is of the utmost importance. It will be a decisive year for those athletes that are collecting ranking points to reach the best possible ranking. Also, for athletes that have other ambitions than the Olympics, Taekwondo Europe will offer them a wide array of events to reach for the sky! Taekwondo Europe has already closed partnerships with amazing hosts for its 2019 events and all events have been allocated. It is our priority to have the 2020 and 2021 events allocated as soon as possible in order for our members to finalize their planning and budgets.

It is our ambition to further increase our activities and provide more services to our members and athletes. We are exploring the possibilities with the World Taekwondo GMS team to publish a quarterly European Ranking list and to introduce for the first time ever a European Taekwondo Award Gala, honoring the best European athletes, coaches and federations. To make our Coach seminars more accessible, Taekwondo Europe will work closely together with its Members and start a pilot in which teachers within the federations are educated to teach at our local Coach seminars.

At the Governance level, Taekwondo Europe will continue to work closely together with World Taekwondo and under the inclusive leadership of dr. Choue focus on further securing the position of Taekwondo at the Olympic program. The cooperation with the other Continental Unions will be a priority in 2019, aiming at providing the best possible circumstances for our athletes to practice our beloved sport. In addition, we will evaluate our decisions and have the courage to make adjustments for the better of our sport.

Finally, I would like to thank our main sponsor Daedo International. Their continuous support is essential for Taekwondo Europe! Also, I would like to thank all our other partners and supporters and hope that 2019 will be a fruitful and successful year! I am looking forward to an ambitious 2019 and hope you will join me in making it even better than the previous years. I wish you and your loved ones a healthy, prosperous and above all, a victorious New Year!




Sakis Pragalos


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