SEOUL, Korea (Jan. 28, 2022) – Today the World Taekwondo Council awarded Cancun Mexico as the city which will host the 2022 World Taekwondo Championships and the 2023 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships to Sarajevo.

The decision was made during an online council meeting which focused on bringing back the world Taekwondo Competitions.  The council considered bids from Beirut (Lebanon), Baku (Azerbaijan) and Cancun (Mexico).  Representatives from each city delivered presentations and after them all an electronic vote concluded that Cancun was awarded with 52% of the votes.

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said:

“We are delighted to announce Cancun and Sarajevo as the hosts of the 2022 World Taekwondo Championships and 2023 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships respectively. Both cities presented very strong bids and we have no doubt they will deliver wonderful competitions. Mexico has a proud history in hosting excellent World Taekwondo events including World Championships and Grand Prixes and we are sure Cancun will build on this heritage. For Bosnia and Herzegovina, it will be the first time they have hosted a World Taekwondo event and we believe this will act as a catalyst for the further growth of the sport in the country. Today’s meeting showed how much interest there is in hosting World Taekwondo events and we are committed to restarting our competitions this year in a safe and successful manner.” – President Chungwon Choue (World Taekwondo)

The world championships was scheduled to take place in April 2022 in Wuxi, China but was postponed due to Covid-19.