Taekwondo Federation stripped Putin’s honorary black belt

Taekwondo Federation stripped Putin’s honorary black belt

As a consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it was now the Taekwondo Federation that sanctioned Putin, as the Judo Federation had already done.

The International Taekwondo Federation today withdrew the honorary ninth dan belt from Russian President Vladimir Putin, which it had awarded him in 2013.

The body “strongly condemns the brutal attacks on innocent lives in Ukraine, which go against World Taekwondo’s vision that “Peace is more precious than victory”, as well as against “the values ​​of respect and tolerance”.

In an official statement, the entity that brings together taekwondo in the world issued the sanction for the Russian president, a fervent practitioner of this discipline.

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After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, different sports organizations and entities began to issue sanctions against Russian teams, clubs and athletes.

In addition, the World Taekwondo echoed the suggestion of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to omit the flag and anthem of Russia and its ally Belarus in all competitions.

The International Judo Federation also withdrew Putin this weekend, eighth dan of his favorite sport, the honorary vice-presidency he had held since 2008.


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