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The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and the Nepalese people has caused incomprehenible suffering and tragedy. The President of the Nepalese Taekwondo Association has ETU to help the Nepalese people. ETU therefore has send his request to all members, asking them to support the Taekwondo Family in Nepal.

 

ETU president Pragalos and and Romanian Taekwondo Federation President Apostol sign hosting contract for ETU European championships Under 21. The event will take place in Bucharest on 20-22 November 2015. At this event, ETU is expecting at least 37 member countries to participate.

 

ETU Coach Seminar
Baku, Azerbaijan 23-24 May, 2015

On 23 and 24 May, the Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation will host the ETU Coach seminar. This seminar will give the attendees the ETU Coach license which is mandatory for coaching at all ETU G-ranking events.

PLEASE NOTICE:

In case that you need a VISA to attend this event, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until May 13 a copy of your passport in high resolution and the Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation will provide you with a landing VISA.

Please always upload the right data and make sure that all the letters are in Latin characters.

Use the LINK to register

ETU will have no responsibility in case that you have uploaded false or misleading elements and holds the right to cancel your entry.

 

The President and Vice-president of the Turkish Taekwondo federation. Dr. Metin Sahin and Ali Sagirkaya visited the ETU Headquarters in Athens. Turkey will host the next European Qualification Tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Istanbul on 16 and 17 January 2016. They met with ETU President Pragalos and Secretary-General Fysentzidis. They had constructive talks about the event and ETU is confident that the event will be a huge success. They also discussed the bid Turkey is making to host the 2017 WTF World Championships. The WTF Council will decide on the next host city at their Council meeting which is planned in Chelyabinsk Russia in May.

 

The Turkish Prime Minister, His Excellency Prof. Ahmet Davutoğlu visited the Turkish Taekwondo Federation and met with the President of the Turkish Taekwondo Federation, ETU Vice-president and WTF Council member, dr. Metin Sahin. After the meeting with the Turkish national team, the Prime Minister and dr. Sahin discussed the candidacy of Turkey to host the 2017 WTF World Taekwondo Championships. According to dr. Sahin, the Prime Minister expressed his continuing support for Taekwondo in Turkey and especially the efforts of the Turkish Taekwondo Federation to host the World Championships in 2017. Once more it was clear that the governmental support in Turkey for sports is excellent.

 
 

Including Breakdown of Points Earned from 2015 Onwards

 

I am pleased to announce the release of new functionality that I know many of you have been waiting for and that is the ability to export the latest World and Olympic Ranking into excel both from the WTF Profile and from logging into the WTF GMS.

On top of this we have also added both on the screen and in the export the breakdown of points earned per tournament in 2015, summary of points earned 2012-2014 and total points. You can also click on a particular athlete and it will highlight that row to make it easier to review a particular athlete's point.

Along with this new functionality that has been released, we have re-applied the below mentioned bylaw to the rankings formula for the calculation of Olympic Ranking Points.

Based on the Ranking ByLaw Passed on March 18th 2014, Article 3, point 8 states that

• 8 G1 & G2 ranking point allocation of Olympic Weight Division:

• 8.1 Only the best five (5) results from G1 tournaments from January 1st 2014 to December 31st 2014, shall count for the ranking in the selected Olympic Weight Division independently from the World Weight Division where they were achieved.

• 8.2 Only the best three (3) results from G2 tournaments from January 1 to December 31, shall count for the ranking in the selected Olympic Weight Division independently from the World Weight Division where they were achieved.

This has been done as the formula had broken and it has now been put back in place and hence there will be changes in the Olympic Ranking Points only for any athlete affected by this bylaw.

If you have any questions on the above new functionality please contact the WTF Licence & Ranking Administration Manager Mr. Kabir Kar directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My team and I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming World Championships in Chelyabinsk next month.

Sincerely,

Justin Tenbeth

Director – WTF Global Membership System (GMS)

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Russian TV Covers the 1st ETU European Championships Olympic Weight Categories.

Watch the video to coverage of the 1st ETU European Championships Olympic weight categories on the Russian TV.

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On the final evening of the 1st ETU European Championships Olympic weight categories in Nalchik, ETU President and all ETU officials, International Referees, athletes and volunteers were invited by the by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria for a State banket. The Prime-Minister expressed his appreciation for ETU President Sakis Pragalos to work together with the Russian Taekwondo Union and the Kabardino-Balkaria region to host this event. Mr. Pragalos on his turn addressed the great hospitality of all people involved in the organization of this first ever international event in the region. As appreciation for the presence of 28 nations, athletes and officials, the government lighted the “Eiffeltower” shaped electricity and TV antenna.

 

At 1st E.T.U. European Championships Olympic Weight Categories

 
Turkey Wins Overall Classification at 1st ETU European Championships Olympic Weight Categories.

From 26 - 29 March, Nalchik was the hosting city of the 1st ETU European Championships Olympic weight categories. During a 4 day competition, it was Turkey who the overall classification, followed by Russia as runner up and Portugal ending on the 3rd place. This event was the last event before the best 14 European athletes will be selected for the European Games. ETU wants to thank the Russian Taekwondo Union and the Taekwondo federation of the Kabardino - Balkaria region for their hospitality.

 

On the pictures:

Traditional photo with all volunteers present in the venue with the Minister of Sport of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

Traditional photo with officials and international referees, with the Minister of Sport of the Republic of Kabardino - Balkaria Traditional photo with all volunteers present in the venue, with the Minister of Sport of the Republic of Kabardino - Balkaria Ali Sagirkaya

 
Ali Sagirkaya ETU Council member showing the trophies that were won by the Turkish national team.

ETU Council member, showing the trophies that were won by the Turkish national team.

 

Chemistry between the Volunteers & International Referees

 
Chemistry between the Volunteers & International Referees.
Chemistry between the Volunteers & International Referees.

Everybody who visited an international sports event knows that sports brings people together. Also in Nalchik, new friendships were closed inside and outside the sport venue. The International Referees officiating at the 1st ETU European Championships Olympic weight categories were during their stay in Nalchik escorted by two extraordinary volunteers, Farida Nazranova and Oksana Stepanova. These two university students were day and night available for the International Referees and showed them around in the city, went on sight seeing tour with them and in the evenings gathered together in the IR hotel.

Both volunteers are talented singers and during the evenings, the IRs and Farida and Oksana sat together and sang. On the last evening, at the end of the State banket, the Referees surprised their volunteers. The IRs collected money amongst each other and bought a new guitar, a professional microphone and other useful materials for the girls as a way to thank them for their extra ordinary hospitality and support during the week. It was for everybody a great end of an extraordinary week!

On the pictures:

Up: Farida Nazranova & Oksana Stepanova and the International Referees
Down: Farida & Oksana performing Adele – Someone Like You

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