World Taekwondo has welcomed the announcement of the new dates for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paraolympic Games. The organisation provided its stakeholders with an update on the subsequent impact to its events calendar in 2020 and 2021.
The World Taekwondo Championships originally scheduled to be held in Wuxi, China in May 2021 will need to be postponed. The exact dates are not confirmed yet but World Taekwondo intends that the event to be held in the fourth quarter of 2021.
“World Taekwondo welcomes the announcement of new dates of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”, Chungwon Choue, World Taekwondo President, said. “World Taekwondo reiterates its full support for the decision to postpone the Games to next year in the interests of the health of all those involved. The announcement provides athletes with the certainty they need to plan their training and gives them inspiration during these difficult times.”
“World Taekwondo will continue to work closely with the IOC, IPC and Tokyo 2020 and has no doubt that they will deliver Olympic and Paralympic Games which will showcase solidarity and the best of humanity.”
The World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14-18 October, and the accompanying General Assembly, and the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Finals and Gala Awards in Cancun, Mexico on 28-29 November are currently scheduled to go ahead as normal.