Working meetings of ICSD during the SportAccord Convention

Lausanne, Switzerland - 21 April 2016. The ICSD President held a working meeting with Mr. Chungwon Choue, President of World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), where discussions were held about developing the sport of taekwondo for deaf athletes. WTF would provide ICSD with the best possible assistance. The WTF would assist in the promotion of taekwondo as a sport to the deaf by marketing ICSD taekwondo events to their 206 national federations through the same national federation. They will ensure that correct WTF approved equipment would be available for ICSD Taekwondo competitions. All deaf athletes will be registered with a WTF Licence and all registrations for ICSD Taekwondo events will be made through the WTF Global Membership System (GMS). The upcoming World Deaf Martial Arts Championship and the taekwondo competitions will be recognized by the WTF as the 2016 1st World Deaf Martial Arts Championship.

The drafts of working memoranda were discussed between Mr. Vasily Shestakov, President of International Sambo Federation, as well as with Mr. Jao Silva of International Jio Jitsu Federation.

ICSD President had also working meetings with Mr. Bouzou, the President of Peace and Sport, and his team about the future collaboration and promotion of the deaf champions in their programs worldwide.

Other preliminary agreements were made with various organisation.