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Dear friends,

I sincerely hope that you and your family are doing well in these difficult times. As you know, Taekwondo Europe has been working to start competitions at European level.

Although I know that the pandemic is still raging throughout Europe, I felt that we - like other sports - should resume our competitions. Due to that decision, many of you have raised valid concerns with regard to safety, equal opportunity and other issues. I certainly do agree that in these times not all athletes will have equal opportunity to participate at our events. Some countries cannot participate and others have strict rules with regard to travelling and returning back to their home countries after competition.

All events that we organize have strict COVID-protocols, based on national legislation of the hosting countries. In addition, we have issued a set of measures focusing on our sport in particular. With these protocols, the involvement of trained medical professionals and the help of the participating teams, the health risks are kept to a minimum. At all times, Taekwondo Europe will follow the instructions of the authorities, also if that means that an event has to be cancelled at the last moment.

I firmly believe that we will overcome this crisis within the next months ahead of us. Doing nothing now would mean that we just accept this new reality of being locked in our houses and not being able to give our athletes the opportunity to do what they do best: compete at our events!

Therefore, I ask your support in our way forward, even though not all of our athletes are able to compete at this moment. But I am convinced that within the next months, the situation in Europe will improve and more countries will be able to join our events again. Until that time, Taekwondo Europe will lead the way like we have always done in the past.

Finally, the European Qualification Tournament for the Tokyo Olympics is scheduled for 30 and 31 January 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Please rest assure that this competition will only proceed if all our members are able to send a team to this most important event. If countries due to their national regulations cannot travel and participate at this event, Taekwondo Europe will reschedule. Although not preferably to host this event too late in the year 2021, rest assure that it is my main priority that all our members have the opportunity to send a team to this important qualifying event.




Sakis Pragalos




From 21 – 25 November, the city of Zagreb will be the scene of the 8th European Club Championships. Athletes can participate in the Kids, Cadets, Juniors, Under 21, and Senior competitions. Cadet medalists can obtain quota places for the European Cadet Championships in Sarajevo from 12-13 December this year. Also, Junior contestants can obtain quota for the 2021 European Youth Olympic Weight categories Championships as well as the European Under 21 Championships, while Senior contestants can obtain quota for the 2021 European Olympic Weight Championships and European Under 21 Championships. 
The COVID-19 Corona crisis, is still raging throughout Europe, is a challenge that is being dealt with by implementing strict protocols and guidelines. All athletes, referees, officials, and staff will mandatorily have to either show a 48h old negative Corona test or will be able to be tested prior to the competition. Weigh-in will be done as per schedule and registration will be managed as much as possible online, with only bank transfer payments with no exceptions. 
Also, venue access as well as access to the warming up zone is very limited to only coaches and fighting athletes in order to keep the distance requirement of 1.5 meters at all times besides during the actual fighting of the athletes. Most important is that everybody behaves responsibly: wash your hands, avoid unnecessary contact, keep your distance, and follow the health rules and regulations! Together we can make the 8th European Club Championships a success!




SUBJECT: Hotel accommodation for 8th Open European Club Championships Zagreb 2020


To whom it may concern,

First of all I would like to extend my gratitude for choosing The Westin Zagreb Hotel as sole provider for accommodation and logistic services for the above mentioned sporting event. It is my firm believe that our collaboration will be successful and to great satisfaction for all parties involved.

COVID-19 pandemic has enormous impact worldwide and therefore it is impossible to predict for anybody will the situation change for better or for worse.


We, as responsible and reliable partners have taken this into our consideration and will adjust accordingly:


This letter is to inform you that HUP-Zagrebd.d.as sole owner of the Hotel and contracting party will not seek any compensations or penalty charges should the tournament in question be cancelled at any time due to pandemic situation in Croatia and Europe.

Hopefully this letter will be appreciated as a sign of true partnership appreciation as we at the HUP-Zagreb truly cherish our successful collaboration.


Kind Regards,


Albert Parić

Director of Leisure Sales



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Register now for the European Club Championships the Kids division: registration is open!!




On 10 and 11 December, Bosnia will host the European Championships Olympic weight categories followed by the European Cadet Championships on 12 and 13 December. This event will be hosted by the Bosnia I Hercegovina Taekwondo federation in Sarajevo. The outline and more information about the event will be published later this week.


For the upcoming 8th Open European Clubs Championships that will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, from 21 until 25 November, and as this is the first event to be organized while Covid-19 is still, more or less, in progress, please note the following:

·         All athletes/coaches/teams etc. are solely responsible for making their own travelling arrangements for the Championships.

·         All accredited teams have to book their hotel accommodation ONLY VIA THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, due to Covid-19 protocol.


Accomodation information:



·         All should check very carefully the Covid-19 protocol in their country, regarding travelling to Croatia and back, so that in case a 14 days' quarantine is necessary, this will be taken into consideration when booking air tickets or making travel arrangements in general.

COVID Protoc : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iid4ZDp_rBXT37wOhVXmZ0nW0W3Urwt-/view

Information per Country: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aVotj5U2cfxk3kgK7dbHs9o4jBdZtM-1/view

In order to have a smooth procedure and avoid any kind of misunderstanding, we stress the fact that WTE has no involvement and no responsibility under any circumstances for your travel bookings.

Please visit regularty WTE website  https://worldtaekwondoeurope.org/andEuropean Clubs website as well: https://linktr.ee/euclubs

See you all safe in Zagreb!



The dates for the European Club Championships are known: this event will be held in Zagreb from 21-25 November 2020. At the event, cadets and seniors can qualify for the European Cadets championships and the European Championships Olympic Weight categories to be held in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina) in the middle of December. More information will follow!





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