Category: Olympics

100,000 Masks Will Go To IOC

The president of the World Taekwondo Federation proposed on Wednesday to transfer 100,000 disposable surgical masks to the International Olympic committee (IOC). The masks were originally donated to the World Taekwondo Federation by Wuxi Sports Bureau and Jiangsu Wuxi Economic Development Zone, according to Chungwon Choue, federation president. In recent weeks, the epicenter of the COVID-19…

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WADA Reinstates International Taekwondo Federation

The International Taekwondo Federation ( ITF ) was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA )’s non-compliant list.  The International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s non-compliant list, WADA said on Tuesday following a vote by its executive committee. The International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s non-compliant list, WADA said on…

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World Taekwondo Committed to Athlete Safety at 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

SEOUL, Korea (Jan 29, 2020) – World Taekwondo announced that head protectors with face shields will be worn by Para Taekwondo athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and Qualification Tournaments in order to further ensure athlete safety. The recommendation made by the World Taekwondo Para Taekwondo Committee followed extensive analysis of data collected…

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Iran’s female Olympic medalist seeks new life in Germany

LÜNEN, Germany (AP) — Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said Friday she wants to compete for Germany after defecting from her native country, calling herself “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Kimia Alizadeh is trying to rebuild her life and career after she announced this month she had left Iran, citing sexism…

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Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medalist Defects

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist has defected from the Islamic Republic calling herself “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh posted a letter on Instagram as Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency said she had fled to the Netherlands. She criticized wearing the mandatory hijab headscarf and accused officials in…

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Korea’s Olympic Journey

Bae Soon-hak, is the former secretary general of the Korean Sports and Olympic Committee. He has been witness to the National Sports Festival (NSF) and Korea’s Olympic journey. Representing their provinces and metropolitan cities, athletes from all sports disciplines compete to win medals at the festival. “Korea’s current strong presence in international sports is possible…

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