Tag Archives: Olympics

Taekwondo Competition – 100 Days To Go To Taekwondo In The Olympics

Ok, it’s officially 100 days to go to the next chapter of Taekwondo in The Olympics.  London 2012 is going to be a very interesting – for many reasons…

Firstly, it’s the debut of Electronic Protectors at the Olympics.  They’ve passed “quality control” at the World Championships last year, and are seemingly good enough for the greatest sporting event on earth.  But there are reservations as to whether they’ll hold up or not by many parties involved.  This we’ll cover in another article soon…

The second reason why this will be an interesting Games is because this will be a swan song for many athletes.
Continue reading

Taekwondo Competition – Is Electronic Scoring Good For Taekwondo?

Is Taekwondo and Taekwondo Competition improving with electronic scoring systems?  Will it improve the game for the competitors and the spectators alike?  What will it mean for the Olympics?

Hmm… these are some very interesting and thought provoking questions!

Electronic scoring has been a WTF priority ever since the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and maybe before.
Continue reading

No Male Olympic Champions Playing At 2009 World Taekwondo Championships

With the conclusion of the Beijing Olympic Games over a year ago TheTaekwondoCoach.com team found it interesting to note that there were no Olympic male gold medal winners attending the recent 2009 World Taekwondo Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Olympic Champion in the male fly weight division Guillermo Perez of Mexico has had a successful competitive campaign after the Beijing Olympics with participation in the 2009 World Taekwondo Team Championships (World Cup) and has tallied medals on the European A-Class competition circuit.
Continue reading