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Taekwondo

Taekwondo

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Various Korean forms of martial arts have existed but in the early 20th century, taekwondo became the dominant form. In 1973, the Korean government recognised the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) as the legitimate governing body of the sport, and the first World Championships were held in that year. [Full story]

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
  • • + 80 kg Men
  • • - 58 kg Men
  • • 58 - 68 kg Men
  • • 68 - 80 kg Men
  • • + 67 kg Women
  • • - 49 kg Women
  • • 49 - 57 kg Women
  • • 57 - 67 kg Women

Athlete Quota:

Men 62
Women 62
Tripartite Invitation places 4
TOTAL 128

Allocation
  • TIMELINE
  • PRINCIPLES
  • QUOTA
  • HOST
  • NOCs

QUALIFICATION TIMELINE

Sept. 28-30 2007 World Qualification Tournament for Beijing Olympic Games, Manchester, Great Britain
Nov. 15 2007 Deadline for the submission of requests for Tripartite Commission Invitation places by all NOCs
Nov. 2007-Jan. 2008 Continental Olympic Qualifying Events
Nov.1-3 2007 African Qualification Tournament for Beijing Olympic Games, Tripoli, Libya
Nov. 28-30 2007 Asian Qualification Tournament for Beijing Olympic Games, HCMC, Vietnam
Dec. 8-9 2007 Pan-American Qualification Tournament for Beijing Olympic Games, Noumea, New Caledonia
Jan. 26-27 2008 European Qualification Tournament for Beijing Olympic Games, Istanbul, Turkey
Early Feb. 2008 WTF to confirm qualification places for NFs/NOCs
Feb. 15 2008 Deadline for NOCs to inform the WTF of their intention to use the acquired quota places
Mar. 2008 WTF to confirm the reallocation of unused quota places
Before Jun. 30 2008 The Tripartite Commission will confirm, in writing, the allocation of Invitation places to the NOCs
Jul. 23 2008 Deadline for Beijing 2008 Organising Committee to receive entry forms submitted by NOCs

Hall of Fame

Kyong-Hun Kim Kyong-Hun Kim In the inaugural Olympic heavyweight taekwondo tournament, Kyong-Hun Kim opened ... [Full story]

Sun-Hee Lee Sun-Hee Lee In the inaugural Olympic heavyweight taekwondo tournament, Kyong-Hun Kim opened ... [Full story]

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