World Taekwondo is making the final preparations to host its first-ever virtual General Assembly on 6 October, as the federation continues to adapt to ensure that it leads the sport forward and provides the best possible support during the current pandemic.
The General Assembly had originally been scheduled to take place on 13 October in Sofia, Bulgaria on the occasion of the World Taekwondo Junior Championships.
However, to protect the health and wellbeing of athletes and all participants in the COVID-19 pandemic, the WT Council decided at its meeting on 10 August to cancel the World Taekwondo Junior Championships and hold the General Assembly by video conference.
As part of World Taekwondo’s long-term commitment to gender balance in their decision-making processes, Member National Associations (MNAs) have been encouraged to register one male and one female representative for the meeting.
This initiative was proposed by the Taekwondo for All Committee led by Ms. Sarah Stevenson at its recent joint committee meeting with World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue.
Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) President Francesco Ricci Bitti will also join the meeting as a guest of honor to present the 2020 ASOIF Governance Report, which recognized the significant progress World Taekwondo has made in improving its governance.