World Taekwondo hopes to take major events to new regions
World Taekwondo, the sport's governing body, has opened the bidding process for a host of major events between 2019 and 2024.
Chungwon Choue, president of the recently rebranded World Taekwondo, said he hopes new taekwondo countries will come to the bidding table, following the federation's decision last year to launch a collaborative bidding process enabling cities to host a major taekwondo event that best fits into their long-term vision.
The events available to bid for include the World Taekwondo Championship (2021 and 2023), the annual World Taekwondo Team Championships (2021 to 2024) and the annual World Taekwondo Grand-Prix Series and the Final. The World Taekwondo Junior Championships, the World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships and the World Para Taekwondo Championships are also available.
Interested bidders must register their interest by 27 October, ahead of next year's 4 March bid file submission. The host cities will be selected at the World Taekwondo Council meeting in Hammamet, Tunisia a month later.
Choue said: "I truly believe it is now the right time to extend the opportunity of hosting World Taekwondo events to more cities and countries. We have seen there is a great deal of interest around the world to host our events and by confirming the host cities early we are providing certainty and allowing organisers plenty of time to deliver the best possible event."