World Taekwondo President Dr. Chungwon Choue, European Taekwondo President Sakis Pragalos, Secretary Generals Mr. Seo of World Taekwondo (WT) and Mr. A. Barbarino of the European Taekwondo Union (ETU), along with ETU Vice President Slavi Binev and ETU Sport Director Giannis Mouroutsos recently convened during the ongoing European Games in Poland. The meeting provided a crucial platform for discussions about the current state and future direction of European taekwondo.
The high-level summit, held amidst the vibrant energy of the European Games, was a significant opportunity for these leaders to discuss the progress and challenges faced by European taekwondo. Topics of discussion likely ranged from athlete development, continental event planning, to strategic initiatives for promoting the sport in various parts of Europe.
President Choue, who was present on the first day of the European Games, also presided over the award ceremony. This gesture was not just ceremonial but an affirmation of World Taekwondo’s commitment to its European counterparts and the development of the sport on the continent.
As the European Games continue, there is no doubt that the dialogue between the World Taekwondo and European Taekwondo Union leadership will have a profound impact on the development and future direction of taekwondo. Through discussions on the current state of the sport and upcoming continental events, these leaders are setting the stage for a stronger, more connected, and globally competitive European taekwondo community.