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Carmen Marton of Australia (blue) fights Natalia Falavigna of Brazil (red) in the Women +67kg Quarterfinals held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China.

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Carmen Marton of Australia (blue) fights Natalia Falavigna of Brazil (red) in the Women +67kg Quarterfinals held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China.

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A general view during the Women's taekwondo 49kg Preliminary round held at the University of Science and Technology Gymnasium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) wishes to advise that on 13 May 2011 it was determined that TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) be recognised as the member National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.

A general view during the Women's taekwondo 49kg Preliminary round held at the University of Science and Technology Gymnasium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) wishes to advise that on 13 May 2011 it was determined that TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) be recognised as the member National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.

A general view during the Women's taekwondo 49kg Preliminary round held at the University of Science and Technology Gymnasium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) continues to consider TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia’s (STA) application for membership as the National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.

A general view during the Women's taekwondo 49kg Preliminary round held at the University of Science and Technology Gymnasium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) continues to consider TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia’s (STA) application for membership as the National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.

A general view during the Women's taekwondo 49kg Preliminary round held at the University of Science and Technology Gymnasium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The AOC wishes to give athletes advanced notice of its preferred pathway to selection for the Olympic Qualification Events and nomination to the AOC for selection in 2012 Australian Olympic Team

A general view during the Women's taekwondo 49kg Preliminary round held at the University of Science and Technology Gymnasium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The AOC wishes to give athletes advanced notice of its preferred pathway to selection for the Olympic Qualification Events and nomination to the AOC for selection in 2012 Australian Olympic Team