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Dear ETU Taekwondo Family Members and Friends,

As ETU president, it is with great pride that the WTF took a great initiative to enable refugee athletes to participate in the Olympic Games and Qualification Tournaments in line with the IOC Initiative.

As you are aware, the world and Europe in particular, is in the midst of a refugee crisis. IOC President Thomas Bach has urged all sport federations represented in the Olympic movement to offer refugee athletes, many of whom do not have official nationalities, the chance to compete in the
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

This decision perfectly matches with the current movement of the WTF in empowering refugees and displaced persons to eventually give them hopes and dreams. In this respect, the ETU warmly welcomes refugee athletes to participate in the upcoming European Qualification Tournament under the flag of the WTF.

At a time of year when Europeans celebrate goodwill towards all men, I am pleased and proud that the ETU has taken this noteworthy, humanitarian and historic step. I know I can count on all ETU athletes, coaches and officials to warmly support the refugee athletes among us as we embark on the road to Rio.

With best regards and season’s greetings.

Sakis Pragalos, ETU President


On behalf of the European University Sports Association (EUSA), the Organising Committee of the European Universities Games Zagreb-Rijeka 2016 and the Croatian Academic Sports Federation (CASF),

we have the pleasure of inviting European university teams to participate in the

3rd European Universities Games
which will be organised in
Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia between July 12 and 25, 2016.

The first deadline for applications has been determined as
January 15, 2016.

All relevant information is published on EUSA website www.eusa.eu and on the official website of the event www.eug2016.com.

Important Deadlines
General Entry: 15.01.2016
Quantitative Entry: 01.05.2016
Individual Entry: 01.06.2016

Event info
The Games will be held in two Croatian cities, the capital Zagreb and the coastal city of Rijeka, encompassing the event slogan Heart Believes - Mind Achieves. European Universities Games will feature competitions for men and women in 21 sports: Badminton, Basketball, Basketball 3x3, Beach Volleyball, Bridge, Chess, Football, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Judo, Karate, Rowing, Rugby 7's, Sport Climbing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo. Two of the sports - Table Tennis and Swimming - will also include competitions for students with disabilities. Apart of the sports competitions, the Games will be accompanied by the Rector's Conference, educational side-events, cultural program and other activities.

Contact information
Website: http://www.eug2016.com
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rules: EUSA Rules and Regulations 2016
Registration: http://eug2016.registrations.eusa.eu
Help: Registrations quick guide 2016

We would be honoured to welcome teams from your Country!

Romania under 21.

With 291 competing athletes, 157 team officials and 40 national teams participating, the ETU Under 21 Championships were successfully ended this Sunday 22 November 2015. The Romanian Taekwondo Federation WTF gave the event the local Dracula theme and the OC spent attention to the details of the theme.


After the terrorists attacks in Paris, the French Open has been cancelled. ETU and the European Taekwondo Family expresses its sincere condoleances to the family of the victims of these terrible acts of terror.


Presidents cup Bonn.

On 11 November, ETU representatives visited the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany as preparation on the 2016 WTF President’s Cup. The delegation accompanied by both the DTU and NWTU board was welcomed in the plus 4,400 seats venue for a tour. The brand new venue will be ready on 7-10 April 2016 to welcome more than 1,500 cadets, juniors and seniors to compete in this amazing venue.

WTF President dr. Choue, ETU President Pragalos and Vice presidents Castellanos and Piarulli are in Lausanne to attend the IF Forum 2015. The IF Forum takes place annually and targets the specific needs of Olympic and non-Olympic International Sport Federations. The three day event consists of workshops, panel sessions and case studies with a focus on sharing best practices and knowledge between International Sport Federations. This event is only open to International Sport Federation Members, participating speakers, and event partners. On the photo President Pragalos, President Choue, dr. Wu (AIBA President), Jesus Castellanos IOC member from Syria Mr. Moudallal and Roger Piarulli.


The World Taekwondo Federation has recognized the Taekwondo Competence Center in Friedrichshafen in Germany as one of the WTF Training Facilities for International Elite Taekwondo Athletes. The recognition is for the year 2016 and will be extended each year. The TCC is world famous for the successful athletes that are trained there and deliver world class performances.

franco pro

WTF President, dr. Chungwon Choue appointed Mr Franjo Prot as Chairman of WTF Scientific Committee. Mr. Prot - present President of the Croatia Taekwondo Federation - is a professor at the University in Zagreb. His work for taekwondo has been valuable and this appointment makes it possible to include the expertise of prof. Prot also at the global level.

italian taekwondo federetion


With reference to the event to be held in Brindisi (Italy) with the presence of Kukkiwon technicians, we would like to call your kind attention to the following remarks:
•    The course is not organized through the Italian Taekwondo Federation.
•    The Italian Taekwondo Federation did not give any sanction to this event and does not have any relation with the local organizing committee.
•    The Italian Taekwondo Federation is the only official National Sport Federation recognized by the Italian Olympic Committee.


ETU President Pragalos and Secretary-General Fysentzidis visited the WTF headquarters to attend the ceremony in which IOC President Thomas Bach was awarded the 10th Dan by dr. Chungwon Choue.

The WTF Executive Committee also met in the WTF Seoul office. In this meeting, all continental Presidents and Sec Gens meet with WTF to discuss a wide range of topics.


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