[By NBC-1TV H. J Yook]The World Taekwondo Federation has been honored with ‘Federation of the Year’ at the Peace and Sports Awards 2016 for its World Taekwondo Cares Program which has made a valuable contribution to the development of social integration and peace through sport.
The World Taekwondo Cares Program was created earlier this year as part of the 2016 WTF Development Program. The program aims to help promote taekwondo among the WTF’s 207 Member National Associations, prioritizing the development of grassroots programs, including those involving social minorities or refugees, rather than elite programs.
The World Taekwondo Cares Program is working closely with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) to establish Taekwondo Academies in Jordan and Nepal. Through these academies, the WTF has ensured that refugees and displaced persons have access to taekwondo coaching and are able to benefit from the physical, mental and social benefits of participating in taekwondo.
WTF President Chungwon Choue said: “It is a real honor to receive the Federation of the Year award at the Peace and Sports Awards 2016. In line with Olympic Agenda 2020 and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the WTF is committed to fulfilling its social responsibility and maximizing the potential of sport to promote peace and social cohesion. Taekwondo is a universal sport which can be practiced anywhere by anyone and so brings people of different cultures and social backgrounds together through a shared love of the sport.
“The World Taekwondo Cares Program and THF have worked together to show us first-hand just what a positive impact taekwondo can have in post-conflict areas and how it can promote peace, tolerance and understanding. Taekwondo has always been more than a sport; it is a philosophy which helps teach those who practice it the skills required to become global citizens.”
Ahead of the Peace and Sport Awards, during the Peace and Sport Forum, a taekwondo demonstration team showcased both kyorugi and poomsae to show the power of taekwondo to promote peaceful dialogue and good relations.
WTF President Chungwon Choue, who was in attendance at the Forum, watched on as taekwondo athletes performed a number of different routines to the delight of an audience made up of athletes, sports administrators, diplomats and politicians from the different participating countries. The purpose of the demonstration was to show how sport goes beyond competition and can act as a vehicle for positive change.
[By NBC-1TV H. J Yook]Athletes, perhaps better than anyone, know just how important preparation and training are to achieve success. But, this weekend it will be the preparations of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee which are the focus of attention as they host the Aquece Rio International Taekwondo Tournament – the Olympic taekwondo test event.The tournament, organized by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee and the Brazilian Taekwondo Federation (CBTKD), will be held on 20-21 February, at the Carioca Arena 1 in the Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro. Carioca Arena 3 will host Olympic taekwondo
[By NBC-1TV H. J Yook]Spain's Eva Calvo Gomez shows off her gold medal during the awarding ceremony for the women's -57kg category on the third and final day of the 2014 WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 2 at the Sport Center Daulet in Astana, Kazakhstan on Aug. 31, 2014.
[NBC-1TV 이광윤 보도국장]방한중인 누르술탄 나자르바예프(Nursultan Nazarbayev) 카자흐스탄 대통령이 11일 오후, 2박 3일간의 국빈일정을 마치고 전용기편으로 서울공항을 통해 출국했다. 나자르바예프 대통령은 10일 박근혜 대통령과 정상회담을 갖고 한-카자흐스탄 전략적 동반자관계를 평가하고 교역·투자와 에너지·자원 인프라·보건·의료 등의 분야에서 경제협력을 확대하는 방안을 심도있게 논의했다. 자원부국인 카자흐스탄은 중앙아시아에서 우리나라의 최대 투자 대상국으로 1991년 독립 이후 자발적으로 핵무기를 포기하고 중앙아시아 비핵지대화 설립을 주도하는 등 비핵화에 앞장서 오면서 북핵 문제에 대해서도 우리와 공조하고 있다. 한편 나자르바예프 대통령은 청와대 회담에 앞서 10일 오전 국립서울현충원을 참배했으며, 늦은 오후에는 연세대학교를 방문해 경영관 용재홀에서 명예철학박사 학위를 받았다.
[NBC-1TV 이광윤 보도국장]방한중인 누르술탄 나자르바예프(Nursultan Nazarbayev) 카자흐스탄 대통령이 10일 오후 연세대학교 경영관 용재홀에서 명예철학박사 학위를 받았다. 연세대는 "나자르바예프 대통령이 카자흐스탄의 경제발전과 국민 건강 및 복지 증진에 공이 크다"고 선정이유를 밝혔다. 한편 연세대는 세브란스병원과 카자흐스탄 국립대학과 의료 컨설팅 및 원격진료 체계 구축을 돕는 의료 MOU를 체결한 바 있다.