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Tamer Hussein (blue) of Egypt lands a kick to the head of Myeong Seob Song of Korea in the men's under 68 kg Taekwondo repechage match on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Sports Pavilion part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).

Tamer Hussein (blue) of Egypt lands a kick to the head of Myeong Seob Song of Korea in the men's under 68 kg Taekwondo repechage match on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Sports Pavilion part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).

Tamer Hussein (blue) of Egypt lands a kick to the head of Myeong Seob Song of Korea in the men's under 68 kg Taekwondo repechage match on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Sports Pavilion part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).Under the Qualification System (attached), quota places are allocated to the respective National Olympic Committees (‘NOCs’).

Tamer Hussein (blue) of Egypt lands a kick to the head of Myeong Seob Song of Korea in the men's under 68 kg Taekwondo repechage match on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Sports Pavilion part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).Under the Qualification System (attached), quota places are allocated to the respective National Olympic Committees (‘NOCs’).

Games Wrap - taekwondo

21 August 2010
A general view of the Mens Taekwondo at the State Sports Centre on Day Twelve of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Credit: Darren England /Allsport

Traditional taekwondo powerhouse Korea collected three gold medals at the Singapore Youth Olympic Games while China grabbed gold in the men's and women's heavyweight divisions.

A general view of the Mens Taekwondo at the State Sports Centre on Day Twelve of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Credit: Darren England /Allsport

Asian countries have been traditional powerhouses in taekwondo as they boast comprehensive development systems that mould the bright stars of today into the champions of tomorrow.

Andrew Smith #17 for Australia in action in the Four Nations series hockey match between Australia and Malaysia played at The Pines Stadium in Adelaide, Australia on 2nd June, 2002. Photo: Tony Lewis/Getty Images

Four Australian sports stars were today announced by the International Olympic Committee as part of a long list of Singapore 2010 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.

Tamer Hussein (blue) of Egypt lands a kick to the head of Myeong Seob Song of Korea in the men's under 68 kg Taekwondo repechage match on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Sports Pavilion part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

The AOC has secured funding from the Australian Sports Commission for Australian athletes to compete in the 2009 WTF World Championships

2007 Australian Taekwondo World Championship Team

A contingent of Australian Taekwondo athletes competed against the best of the best at the 2007 World Championships in Beijing last month.

Tina Morgan in actions at World Championships

A contingent of sixteen Australian Taekwondo athletes are nervously awaiting the 2007 World Championships to be held in Beijing