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1972

The ITF HQ change location: General Choi Hong Hi moves to Canada and shifts the headquarters of the ITF from Korea.

1972

The Korea Taekwondo Association Central Dojang Opens. The name was changed to mean ‘National teaching center’. This is represented by the word Kukkiwon. It is the World Taekwondo Headquarters. Eight new Poomsae called Taegeuk were created.

1973

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Was Formed. The nations involved in this formation were Korea, the USA, Uganda, Mexico, Austria, and the Republic of China. It was originally later by Kim Un-Yong (later a member of the International Olympic Committee).

1973

First (WTF) World Taekwondo Championship was held at the Kukkiwon with 35 delegates participating from around the world.

1974

The First (ITF) World TKD Championship event was held in Montreal. Ten years later taekwondo was entered in the Asian Games as an Official Event

1988

The WTF Taekwondo is involved in the Seoul olympic games as a demonstration sport.

1992

The WTF Taekwondo is involved in the Barcelona olympic games as a demonstration sport.

2000

The WTF and Taekwondo is involved in the Sydney games officially as a full medal olympic event.

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