Reporter Bae Jin-nam = A Taekwondo statue will be installed at the Olympic Museum of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Cho Jung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation (WT), held a press conference at the Jung-gu Federation Secretariat in Seoul on the 16th and said, “We decided to build a Taekwondo statue outside the IOC and Olympic Museum, and we are currently in production.”

Established in 1993 in Lausanne, where the IOC headquarters is located, the Olympic Museum is a place to store and display historically valuable Olympic-related items. Before the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), it was also a tourist attraction visited by about 250,000 people every year.

According to the WT, only nine of the Olympic sports that have sculptures symbolizing sports have been erected on the grounds of the Olympic Museum: track and field, wrestling, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, cycling, archery, hockey, and judo. 메이저사이트

“We are preparing to unveil the statue in time for the International Sports Federation (IF) Forum to be held in Lausanne this November,” said Cho. The statue is said to be under construction by an Italian sculptor.

President Cho added, “It is more meaningful that a statue of Taekwondo will be erected at the Olympic Museum this year, the 50th anniversary of the WT’s founding.”

Meanwhile, WT decided to hold the ’50th Anniversary Gala Awards’ on the 27th of the same month, local time, prior to hosting the World Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan in May.

WT’s founding day is May 28, but since that day coincides with Azerbaijan’s Independence Day, we decided to advance the founding event a day earlier.

At this event, from the 2000 Sydney Games, when taekwondo was held as an official Olympic sport, to the recent 2020 Tokyo Games, one male and female athlete from each of the 12 athletes, plus one male and female athlete from the Tokyo Paralympics (Paralympic Games), totaled 14 competitions. The best player will be selected and awarded. Commemorative plaques will be delivered to associations from 17 countries that are founding members of the WT.

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