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Russian city of Chelyabinsk to host 2015 world taekwondo championships

English.news.cn   2013-06-13 16:57:41            

GENEVA, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Russian city Chelyabinsk will host the 2015 World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Championships, it has been announced.

The city, around 100 miles north of the border with Kazakhstan, was chosen after Russia defeated competition from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to host the event, which is due to take place from September 16 to September 23.

It was also decided at the World Taekwondo Council meeting, hosted at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, that this year's WTF World Cup Team Championships will be held in the Cote d'Ivoire financial capital of Abidjan from November 28 until 30, and the British city of Manchester will host the inaugural WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix this December, although the exact date has still to be specified.

The first ever WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships were confirmed to be held in the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku next year, while Mexico won the right to host the 9th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Queretaro in 2014, and Vietnam were named as hosts for the 10th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, which will take place in Ho Chi Minh City in 2015.

Editor: Mengjie
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