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Valletta – During a short visit to Valletta, a Taekwondo Europe delegation lead by President Pragalos met with representatives of the Maltese Olympic Committee and SportMalta. Reason for the visit was an ongoing governance issue within the Malta Taekwondo Federation. President Pragalos discussed the situation within the federation and got full support from both organisations to interfere in the governance in the best interest of the athletes. The 2023 Games of the Small States of Europe were briefly discussed as President Pragalos pledged for inclusion of Taekwondo in the official program of the 2023 Games.  

Director-General Schunken responsible for Legal Affairs and Events within Taekwondo Europe, informed  the Executive Committee of the Malta Taekwondo Federation that an Interim Board will be appointed effective immediately. The Maltese Olympic Committee, SportMalta and World Taekwondo fully support this approach which has to guarantee the rights of the athletes and making sure their international participation at events in their quest for Olympic participation.

This Interim Board will be tasked to draft new statutes in compliance with WT and WTE statutes, restore good governance, organise democratic election within 12 months and manage the current affairs guaranteeing international participation of Maltese athletes.

From left to right:
Mr. William Beck, MOC deputy President, Mr. Pragalos, Mrs. Anna Vassallo MTF President, Mr. Joseph Cassar MOC Secretary-General and dr. Karen Zammit Southernwood Director Regulatory Affairs of SportMalta.

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