World Taekwondo Federation moves to Seongnam City
Post date: Sep 8, 2012 5:45:31 AM
After the Taekwondo Day celebrations on September 4th, 2012, the Presidents and Secretary-Generals from the Continental Unions of the World Taekwondo Federation, visited the location of the future WTF Korean Headquarters.The three storeys building located in Seongnam City is smaller than the current location but it is an independent building dedicated to the Taekwondo Family, surrounded by a calm environment and plenty of outdoor space to host small events.
The costs of maintaining such a place are considerably smaller than the expensive Seoul Gangnam District location and with the opening of the International Headquarters in Lausanne, there is no need for such a bigger office in Korea anymore.
In the Seongnam City building will be located the Public Information Division, the International Affairs Division, the Referee Division and the Sports Division. The President´s Office will also be located in Korea.
In Lausanne will be the General-Secretary Office, the Expansion Division and many of the Member Nations liaison officers.
WTF announced last April that it opened Continental Offices in USA, Egypt and Australia, to be closer to the MNAs, working in the same time-zones.