MINSK, 3 April (BelTA) - The World Taekwondo Council has convened today for an Extraordinary meeting to discuss the IOC Executive Board's recommendations for International Federations on the neutral participation of Belarusian and Russia athletes in international competitions, BelTA learned from the official website of World Taekwondo.
Following deliberation, the Council decided to allow the participation of individual neutral athletes and support personnel with Russian and Belarusian passports at the World Taekwondo-promoted Championships, starting from the Baku 2023 World Taekwondo Championships at the end of May.
A decision on the participation of individual neutral athletes and support personnel with Russian and Belarusian passports in other events not promoted by World Taekwondo will be made after the Baku 2023 World Taekwondo Championships.
The Council also approved the establishment of a Review Committee and verification process to ensure strict neutrality of the participating individual neutral athletes and support personnel from Belarus and Russia.
The participation of any individual neutral athletes in World Taekwondo promoted competitions will be held under the clear principles and guidelines established by the IOC Executive Board.