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World Taekwondo Championships opens in Pyongyang

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 01:15

An opening ceremony of the 20th World Taekwondo Championships takes place in Pyongyang. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGHT CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) An opening ceremony of the 20th World Taekwondo Championships took place on Sunday (September 17) at Taekwondo Holy House in Pyongyang. Video provided to Reuters by North Korea's state news agency KCNA, which cannot be independently verified, showed the delegation from 69 countries and North Korea-led International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) officials attending the ceremony of Taekwondo competition watching Taekwondo demonstration. The ITF is headquartered in North Korea and is a separate organization to the World Taekwondo (WT), which is headquartered in South Korea. South Korea-led demonstration team, had been considering to visit Pyongyang for ITF's championships which will run until Thursday (September 21), but the visit has not materialised, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry.

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World Taekwondo Championships opens in Pyongyang

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 01:15