NBC-1TV K, Y YI]SEOUL, Korea (July 28, 2017) – The world’s finest taekwondo players will gather to do battle in Moscow as this year’s elite Grand Prix Series kicks off in the Russian capital on Aug. 4.
From Aug. 4-6, at Moscow’s USK CSKA Basketball Arena, 220 of athletes from 53 countries and World Taekwondo(WT) Refugee team will fight in eight Olympic weight categories, based on the June rankings. The Moscow Grand Prix – 2017’s first edition of the annual, four-event series - invites taekwondo’s top players, including 14 gold medalists from the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2017 World Championships, to compete for Olympic ranking points, cash prizes and sporting glory.
For this event, athletes who have won gold medal in Rio Olympics and the 2017 WTF World Taekwondo Championships, including Ahmad Abughaush, Bianca Walkden, Cheick Sallah Junior Cisse, and Ah-Reum Lee, the MVP of the 2017 WTF World Taekwondo Championships, will be competing.
In each category, only a maximum of two players can appear from a single country, though the host nation, Russia, gets one extra athlete slot.
The gold medalist in each category wins USD5,000; the silver medalist takes home USD3,000; and the two bronzes medalists are enriched with USD1,000 each. Award ceremonies are held on both days, after all weight categories have been contested.
[By NBC-1TV K, Y YI]SEOUL, Korea (Oct. 3, 2017) – Dr. Un Yong Kim, founding president of World Taekwondo and former vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) passed away on October 3. He was 86 years old. In 1971, Kim was elected president of the Korean Taekwondo Association. In 1972, he founded the Kukkiwon to operate as a brick-and-mortar “Mecca” for global taekwondo training and grading in Seoul’s Gangnam district. In 1973, he became the founding president of the newly inaugurated World Taekwondo Federation, or WTF. (Today, World Taekwondo, or WT.) The federation held the
[NBC-1TV K. K YI]he inaugural World Taekwondo President's Cup-Asian Region Taekwondo Championships kicked off in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on August 11, 2017. The three-day G-2 event, which features cadet, junior and senior divisions, drew a total of 620 athletes and 140 officials from 26 countries. Reflceting the high popularity of taekwondo in Uzbekistan, the opening ceremony of the event took place at the Universal Sports Palace, with the attendance of Mr. Rozukulov Ulugbek, deputy prime minister of Uzbekistan; Mr. Kurbanov Rustambek, chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Spor
[By NBC-1TV K, Y YI]LAUSANNE, Switzerland (July 13, 2017) - World Taekwondo delegates headed by President Dr. Chungwon Choue visited the Olympic Museum in Lausanne to donate the PSS (Protector and Scoring System) used at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The ceremony was attended by staffers from both World Taekwondo and the Olympic Museum. Olympic Museum Director Francis Gabet said he appreciated the donation of the set of PSS, which had been signed by 28 taekwondo Olympic medalists including Cheick Sallah Junior Cisse, So-hui Kim and Ahmad Abughaush. The PSS, which embeds electronic impact sensors
[NBC-1TV 이광윤 보도국장]문재인 대통령이 제72차 유엔총회 참석 등 3박5일 일정의 미국 뉴욕 방문 일정을 마치고 23일 밤 귀국했다. 대통령은 이번 방문에서 UN총회 기조연설에서 "대북제재에 국제사회가 공조하되 결국은 북핵 문제가 평화적으로 해결해야 한다"고 강조했다. 문 대통령은 또 안토니우 구테흐스 유엔 사무총장, 주요 유엔총회 참가국 정상과 회담하는 등 다자 정상외교 일정을 소화했다.
[NBC-1TV 이광윤 보도국장]문재인 대통령이 18일 오후, 다자 정상외교 무대인 유엔총회에 참석하기 위해 3박5일 일정으로 서울공항을 통해 미국 뉴욕으로 출국했다. 문 대통령은 유엔총회와 다자회담에서 한반도 문제의 평화적 해결이라는 대원칙을 유지하면서 북한에 대한 국제사회의 안전보장이사회 결의 등과 같은 적극적인 협조를 당부할 것으로 보인다. 특히 문 대통령은 내년 2월에 열리는 평창동계올림픽과 관련해 평창올림픽이 '평화의 올림픽'이라고 강조하고 국제사회의 관심과 참여를 촉구할 계획이다.