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This is to inform you that the ITF Tournament and Umpire Committee Chairmen and Committee members shall meet with ITF Director GM Wim Bos on December 2014 at the ITF HQ in Benidorm, Spain in order to discuss and prepare the upcoming World Championships to be held in Jesolo, Italy on May 27-31, 2015.
The 5th ITF Taekwon-Do World Cup - to be held on August 26th-30th2014 in Montego Bay, Jamaica is ready to start.
WEIGH IN SCHEDULE
The WEIGH-IN for competitors of the World Cup 2014, will start at 8.00 a m. on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Montego Bay Convention Centre” - Rose Hall, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica WI according to the country schedule attached.
IMPORTANT information about the weigh-in procedure!!!
1. Every competitor (regardless of the categories she/he is competing in) must be present with a World Cup Official ID Card and a Black Belt Certificate (black belts holders only) at the weigh-in procedure wearing dobok trousers and a T-shirt. Every competitor (especially color belts) should also have his/her own personal identification card (national identity card or passport).
2. For the sparring categories a 500 gram weight allowance (not a tolerance) shall be applied. Competitors, who will not succeed at the first weigh-in attempt, must come to the weigh-in for the second attempt within one hour. If the competitor doesn’t make the weight then he/she shall be removed from the sparring category and shall not be allowed to enter any other weight category.
3. Please make sure that your team arrives at the weigh-in at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time attached.
4. If any competitor will not be present at the weigh-in, the computer system will notify that and will treat such a competitor as an absent person at the World Cup.
The World Cup 2014 will be held at the “Montego Bay Convention Centre” - Rose Hall, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica WI. The competition will start on Wednesday 27th, August 2014 at 9.00 AM.
The schedule of the tournament divided into four competition days is available here.
Please note, that some sparring categories with 1 competitor were combined and the competitors were moved to the higher category as written in the rules.
All the draws will be published on Saturday 23rd August 2014 on the official online registration website of the World Cup 2014 and can be checked in the section ‘reports’ under the following link: http://wcup2014.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php
All documents will be also available on the official online registration website under the link: http://wcup2014.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php
To find them visit the link above and click on OTHER REPORTS and next on PDF REPORTS
Online Registration Team
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This latest edition is packed with loads of great articles, including interviews with some of ITF's top competitors, coaches, Masters and Grandmasters, as well as an historical article on pioneer Colonel Nam Tae Hi, interesting articles on the structures of the National Associations and National Teams in Ireland, Canada and New Zealand, a look back at the World Championships in 2013, a preview of what's to come in the World Championships 2015 and short stories form around the world in the "My Dojang" section of the magazine. We hope you enjoy!!...Read more
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Dear Masters, Instructors & National Anti-Doping Officers,
I would like to formally inform you and ask that you advise all participants from your country that:
ITF Anti-Doping Unit will be enforcing full Doping Control at World Cup 2014, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The ITF Medical & Anti-Doping Unit has the support of the Jamaican NADO who will be testing at the request of ITF. All male and female athletes in all disciplines over 18 years of age are eligible for testing. Please encourage your participants to take the online courses on www.itfadu.org to familiarise themselves with the testing process and their rights.
I’m looking forward to see you all in Jamaica,
Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Dr. Richard Aboud
ITF Medical Director & Chairman of Anti-Doping
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