TAEKWONDO IN THE OLYMPICS
Universality means that all taekwondo athletes can dream of an Olympic medal and have a real chance of bringing home their first ever Olympic medal for their countries.
Taekwondo first appeared as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. On September 4, 1994 during the 103rd IOC Session in Paris, taekwondo was accepted as an official medal sports for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Taekwondo was then included in the official programme at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.