By Kyle Encarnacion
The World Taekwondo Council (WTC) on Thursday confirmed it has proposed a new mixed team event for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Earlier this year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disclosed that 20 of the 27 International Federations governing Summer Olympic sports had requested changes to the Paris 2024 program.
However, the World Taekwondo failed to make its own proposal for Tokyo 2020, but the body is hoping that the proposed mixed team event will be accepted for Olympic inclusion by the IOC.
In a report by Inside the Games, WTC members received an update IOC sports director Kit McConnell regarding the process for establishing the Paris 2024 event schedule, set to be confirmed by the Executive Board during its next month’s meeting.
The proposal to develop the Challenge, which would take place in Taekwondowon in Muju, South Korea, was discussed during the virtual meeting.
The format is not yet clear as the plans appear to be at a very early stage, but it could be held before the rescheduled Olympic Games, set to run from July 23 to August 8 next year.
The WTC is hoping to establish an Open Championships solely for women off the back of its Gender Equity and Women Leadership Forum, due to be held on November 27 and 28.
Details on the forum, being organized with the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, were presented to the Council by member Sarah Stevenson during the meeting.
The WTC was given an update on the ongoing Online World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. World Taekwondo has received more than 1,560 registrations from 98 countries for the event. (AI/MTVN/FCecilio)