N. Korea’s taekwondo chief due in Seoul for talks on merging governing bodies


The head of the world taekwondo body led by North Korea will come to Seoul on Friday to discuss details of merging the two world governing bodies of the traditional Korean martial art, officials here said Thursday.

Chang Ung, the head of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), is due to arrive in Seoul Friday morning via a direct flight from Pyongyang, leading a 47-member delegation including 30 North Korean taekwondo athletes, an official of the ITF Korea Corp. said.


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