2013 World Taekwondo Championships Awarded to Mexico

April 3, 2012

It has been announced that the Mexican city of Puebla has won the right to host the 2013 WTF World Taekwondo Championships. Puebla won to the vote ahead of Croatian city split at a Council meeting in Sharm El Sheikh, drug Egypt. The proposed dates for the biennial championships are June 17-23, 2013.


Chinese Taipei grabbed the right to host the 10th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships in 2014 in New Taipei City on July 23-27, 2014. Senegal earned the right to host both the 2013 WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships and the 4th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships in Dakar.


In line with the IOC guidelines, the WTF Council unanimously approved the enactment of bylaws on betting and anti-corruption, and the enactment of the WTF Medical Code.


A statement read: “The WTF has adopted these bylaws on betting and anti-corruption as a means of safeguarding the integrity of the sport of taekwondo by prohibiting any conduct that may impact improperly on the outcome of its events and competitions and establishing a mechanism of enforcement and sanction for those who, through their corrupt conduct, place the integrity of the sport at risk.”


Under the enacted WTF Medical Code, the WTF requires that the medical control of the WTF-promoted and sanctioned competitions be in conformity with the WTF Medical Code and operated in close cooperation with the WTF Medical Committee.


The Council also approved proposals for the amendment to the WTF Statutes, amendment to the Competition Rules, amendment to the Poomsae Competition Rules, and amendment to the Rules on Organization and Operation of International Taekwondo Championships. All these amendment proposals will go to the WTF General Assembly on April 3 for final approval.