Category: Taekwondo

The Fight Against Doping by Russian Athletes

As the saga of the doping by Russian athletes enters its fifth year, new leadership at the World Anti-Doping Agency will take over. Witold Banka takes over January 1 as president of WADA. Elected to the post in November, the Polish minister of sport is succeeding Craig Reedie, who is retiring from the IOC in…

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International Hockey Federation to Partner with Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation

International Hockey Federation (FIH) have become the latest international federation to sign an agreement with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by World Taekwondo, the THF, the FIH and The Hockey Foundation to mark Olympic Day. World Taekwondo and THF chair Chungwon Choue joined FIH President Narinder Dhruv Batra for the…

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Repetitive Impacts and Sports-Associated Concussions

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have announced a significant advance in our understanding of mild head trauma (concussive brain injury) and how it may be managed and treated in the future. It seems that repetitive impacts — as opposed to single events — cause the all-important damage to blood vessels in the brain. Mild head…

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Pakistan Hosting 1st International Taekwondo Competition

Islamabad is hosting the Pakistan Open Taekwondo Championships next year, the first time the country will host an international competition in the sport. The tournament, set to feature cadet, junior and senior categories, is scheduled for October 24 to 30 in Pakistan’s capital city. Pakistan Taekwondo Federation President Waseem Ahmed says it will contribute to…

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Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation Supporter Honoured with Black Belt Certificate

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue presented an honorary seventh dan black belt certificate to Dr. Lu Dezhi, chairman of the Huamin Charity Foundation. The honour recognises Lu’s “commitment and contribution” to taekwondo and in particular his work with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). This year the THF, which works to teach the sport to refugees…

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EMT Stabbed While Responding to Call

Racing to a scene in an ambulance to help someone can be a dangerous job. One month after a Boston emergency medical technician was stabbed multiple times by a patient, their fellow EMTs and paramedics are getting self-defense training at the union office.Two recent EMT attacks last month prompted the EMS division of the Boston…

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