World Junior Taekwondo in Ho Chi Minh City in 2006

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) delegation headed by Mr. Dong Hoo Moon, WTF’s Secretary General, was in Ho Chi Minh city for a two–day inspection on the host 's preparation for the 6th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championship.

Earlier this year, the WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) delegation headed by Mr. Dong Hoo Moon,

WTF delegation and Vietnam Taekondo representatives. (photo - Thai vy)

WTF’s Secretary General, was in Ho Chi Minh city for a two–day inspection. The 6th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championship will be hosted in Ho Chi Minh city in 2006. The delegation came to inspect the preparation by the Vietnam Taekwondo Federation (VTF), which is organizing national events.

The Vietnam Taekwondo Federation, represented by VTF’s  General Secretary Truong Ngoc De worked on the checklist handed by the WTF delegation. The inspection concentrated on the preparation of the event organizers on the given

WTF delegation and Vietnam Taekondo representatives in meeting. (photo - Thai Vy)

facilities, competition venue, practice sites, transportation and accommodation for WTF’s officials, team officials, referees and athletes.

The WTF delegation made a tour around the Phu Tho stadium, the only venue of the 6th WTF World Junior Taekwondo championship. All function rooms for the event’s operation were carefully inspected. The WTF delegation was impressed by the facilities at the competition venue and practice venues right next to the main competition area. They expressed their satisfaction toward the host city. ” Your venue looks nice,” the head of the WTF delegation commended,  “and it meets international requirements for World Sport events.”

The WTF’s biggest concern was the accommodation for officials and athletes. “Accommodation for athletes of the five areas should be taken into great consideration so that their health remains well-prepared

WTF delegation inspecting Phu Tho stadium - the competiton venue(photo - thaivy)

for the competition”, said one inspector on the visit to the  hotels reserved for athletes and officials like Rex, Equatorial, Bong Sen.

Vietnam will also host WTF’s important meetings during the championship such as the WTF’s General Assembly, Executive Council meeting. Mr. Dong Hoo Moon, WTF’s  General Secretary, stated that these meetings are important for the World Taekwondo Federation to reorganize its operation as well as enforce its organization for teakwood development worldwide. “This will be a good chance for Vietnam to introduce its image to the world of teakwood,” said Mr. Dong Hoo Moon. The Vietnam Taekwondo Federation will make an oral report to the WTF’s General Assembly on the local teakwood movement and its preparatory procedure for the 6th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championship – Ho Chi Minh City 2006.

Last but not least, the issue of man power also raised the WTF delegation’s concern in the host city’s preparation work. “The volunteer force will take an important part in bringing the success of the

Mr. Dong Hoo Moon - WTF's Secretary General  (phto -thaivy)

championship.” said Madam Pak, one official of the WTF delegation, “Volunteers should be able to communicate in internationally used languages like English, French, Spanish, and Chinese.” The organizer, Vietnam, has prepared a plan for recruiting and training of volunteers to meet WTF’s demands, which was highly appreciated by the WTF delegation.


“Rich in man power and well equipped in facilities, Vietnam is fit to host championships at world level like the 6th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championship–Ho Chi Minh City 2006” said Mr. Dong Hoo Moon, WTF’s General Secretary in his final evaluation over the host’s preparation for the event.

reported by Thai vy

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