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On the occasion of the WTE European Under 21 Championships 2019, Taekwondo Europe delegation made a site visit in Helsingborg Arena, the host arena of the event, to inspect the venue and secure that the championships will be carried out successfully. Taekwondo Europe General Director Georgia Gatsis and Sport Coordinator George Tsimekis met with the President of the Organizing Comittee Pernilla Westphal and the Operations Coordinator Gibriel Jatta and were toured around the venue and its facilities.


During the visit, Taekwondo Europe delegation explored the main arena where the four in total terains will be placed and the surrounding halls, which will be used as training and warm-up areas. Two large video walls will accommodate spectators livestream and results, while around the main arena there will be a sponsor's village, offering the visitors and spectators the opportunity to buy from sports equipment to commemorative items from the event or the city.


The VIP and officials will have their own delegated spaces, and also special, spatious and comfortable areas will be used along with the restaurants of the arena as dining areas for athletes, coaches and IRs. Media representatives will also enjoy a number of professional facilities, as the arena is facilitated with exclusive press area, media booths, and separate access, so to ensure that the event can be communicated in the best possible way by journalists and media professionals.




The Organizing Committee has already arranged all hospitality issues, including accommodation and transportation. The three hotels that will accommodate all the teams and referees, along with the fourth one delegated to the event officials, are located at a maximum ten-minute drive away from the arena. All the teams will be transfered to and from the arena on a daily basis, as well as the teams that have booked their accommodation through the OC, will also be granted their pick up to and from the airport, provided they inform the organizing committee in time. The closest airport to the city is Copenhagen Airport in Denmark, being less than an hour drive away, although Malmo Airport is closer, yet being used for regional flights mostly. 


Helsingborg Arena capacity reaches 5,000 spectators (main area) and up to now, it has hosted numerous of events from different sports, as well as music concerts and several cultural events, always delivering a flawless result. Spectators can access the arena and watch the competitions for a small ticket fee, which will be known in the upcoming days.



The beautiful city of Helsingborg in Sweden is looking forward to welcoming the WTE European Under 21 Championships on 5-8 September 2019, offering participants an amazing event experience. Taekwondo Europe along with the Organising Committee are certain that the event will thrive both in terms of organizing and services provided and invite the Taekwondo family in Sweden.


Helsingborg Arena, the multi-purpose arena that has hosted hundreds of sport, music and cultural events, will welcome the WTE European Under 21 Championships 2019, offering the participants an amazing event experience.


(Photo: OC Operations Cordinator Gibriel Jatta, WTE Sport Coordinator Geaorge Tsimekis, WTE General Director Georgia Gatsis)


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