Dr. Chungwon Choue
President, World Taekwondo
Date: April 28th, 2017
Topic: “Social Responsibility of International Sport Federation – Globalization of Taekwondo”
On April 28th, 2017, World Taekwondo (WT) President Chungwon Choue came to the Dream Together Master at Seoul National University to give a special lecture on “Social Responsibility of International Sport Federation – Globalization of Taekwondo”. It was about his and his organization’s biggest and important mission for sports for development and peace through taekwondo.
President Choue’s lecture was emotionally anticipated by many students, especially from the developing countries. His speech was filled with many important themes, like supporting developing countries, WT’s mission, obstacles, and dreams.
[Dr. Chungwon Choue is giving a lecture on “Globalization of Taewondo”.]
“WT put a lot of efforts into sustainable taekwondo development such as launching reform committee, expanding media exposure and participation of women and handicapped, and improving fairness of referees to remain as a core sport of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic,” said President Choue.
WT launched several foundations and those foundations were designed to be part of the solution to this grave global crisis and to help nearly 20 million refugees worldwide who are seeking for support.
[Group photo after the special lecture.]
“We believe that the practice of sport is a human right and investment in people is the best way to promote and globalize taekwondo. As part of our philosophy, WT runs The World Taekwondo Cares Program (WTCP) and the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) to promote grassroots sport development instead of elite sport development and to assist and empower refugees by training them in the sport and martial art of taekwondo.”
“Over the past 50 years, taekwondo has evolved as true sport for all, at the Olympics and outside the arena. We need to keep doing this for brighter future and to bring the peace in every single country through taekwondo.”
President Choue said he feels “heartened” at the launching those foundations for the refugees.
“WT has many of those foundations and programs to accomplish its mission, but there’s still a lot of work to be done for sport development and peace,” President Choue said.
WT represents an enormous social responsibility as an international sport federation and WT look forward to working with all of international federation, and with the community more broadly, to shape the future of the peaceful world, a future that it believes extremely bright.
[Dr. Chungwon Choue, the president of World Taekwondo and Prof. Joon-ho Kang, Director of the Dream Together Master.]