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  • Report Shows Hundreds of Millions Tuned in for Olympic Taekwondo at Rio 2016

    A report analyzing the coverage reached by rights-holding broadcasters in 17 markets across the world has found that taekwondo secured a global TV reach of nearly 400 million people during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games reflecting the global popularity of the sport. The report w...

  • Mahdi Pourrahnama: For World Champion, Rio Sidelines Prove Bittersweet

    (September 19, 2016) – When you are an elite, superbly trained taekwondo fighter, it is no easy thing to watch your countrymen and countrywomen march into the arena of the greatest sporting show on earth to do battle for medals – knowing that there are none on ...

  • Rio Review: Taekwondo at the 2016 Olympic Games

    (August 25, 2016) – The Greatest Show on Earth,’ the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, has come to an end. Below, the WTF Communications Team presents a (mostly unofficial and informal) round up of the taekwondo competition’s thrills and spills Top Five: The end result of t...

  • Tijana ‘Tica’ Bogdanovic: Serbian Schoolgirl Wins Silver Medal

    (September 5, 2016) – Serbian heroine Tijana Bogdanovic is looking forward to returning home to Belgrade with her Olympic medal around her neck – but will have only have a limited time to enjoy the celebrations before she is summoned away for her next important ...

  • So-hui Kim: From Poor Health to Olympic Triumph

    (September 1, 2016) – The first gold medal of the Rio 2016 taekwondo competition was won by a young fighter who was far from being a natural athlete: In fact, So-hui Kim’s original aim in learning the sport was to upgrade her then-poor physique. “I took taekwondo u...