The World Taekwondo Council today announced Cancun, Mexico as the host of the 2020 Grand Prix Final and Manchester, Great Britain as the host of the 2021 Grand Prix Series and 2023 Grand Prix Final. The appointments of two world-class cities reflect the continued global interest in hosting World Taekwondo events.
The Council meeting took place in Manchester ahead of the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships on 15-19 May.
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World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said:
“We are delighted to partner with Cancun and Manchester to host our future World Taekwondo Grand Prix events. Mexico and the UK are two great taekwondo nations and we have excellent experience of working with them to deliver fantastic events for our athletes and fans. We have no doubt the Grand Prix in 2020, 2021 and 2023 will be no different.”
As 2020 is an Olympic year, World Taekwondo will only host the Grand Prix final next year.
During the meeting, the Council reiterated its commitment to upholding the highest standards of good governance and therefore is constantly looking at improving and amending its Statutes. One such amendment was the comprehensive restructuring of the World Taekwondo Standing Committees in order to maximise efficiency and ensure their composition reflects the diversity of the federation’s membership. The number of Committees will be reduced to 17 and a greater emphasis will be placed on delivering and reporting results.