Taekwondo obviously has a strong following in Asia / WTF
CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications
(SFC) The Olympic Council of Asia, together with the World Taekwondo Federation, will host the Taekwondo Youth Camp for the Asian Youth Development Project in 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Olympic Council of Asia’s focus on the Olympic Movement has given the World Taekwondo Federation the chance to encourage taekwondo and its philosophies, and the two organisations have combined to share their goal of promoting sport, healthy lifestyles, and Olympism to young people.
“Taekwondo has strong following in Asia,” OCA President H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said. “I hope all of our young athletes will earn and improve themselves from the Youth Camp so that they can promote and spread taekwondo to a wider global audience.”
The Taekwondo Youth Camp will host two athletes – one male and one female – and one coach from each of the Olympic Council of Asia’s 45 National Olympic Committees for a 10-day programme to improve their knowledge and skill in taekwondo. The athletes and coaches will then promote the sport more extensively through Asia.
“It is such a great honour for the World Taekwondo Federation to work with the Olympic Council of Asia,” World Taekwondo Federation President Choue said. “These camps are important occasions for international youth sport.
“Every year, they offer young people the opportunity to come together with others from all over the continent – to share experiences and build international relationships, as well as to promote fair play and sportsmanship, and to nurture great sporting skill – all things fundamental to the practice of taekwondo.”
Two to three experts, who will lecture and supervise training at the camp, will be provided by the World Taekwondo Federation. The Taekwondo Youth Camp date will be announced in the near future.