|Formation||May 28, 1973|
|Headquarters||Tongui-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul|
World Taekwondo (initially called the World Taekwondo Federation until June 2017) is the world governing body of the sport of taekwondo and is an affiliated member from the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). The organisation was renamed in June 2017 to evade the "negative implications" of the previously utilised initials WTF. World Taekwondo was set up on May 28, 1973, at its debut meeting held at the Kukkiwon with the cooperation of 35 representing agents from around the globe. There are presently 208 member countries. Since 2004, Choue Chung-won has been the principal of World Taekwondo, taking over the first president, Kim Un-Yong. On July 17, 1980, the International Olympic Committee perceived World Taekwondo at its 83rd Session in Moscow, Soviet Union. Initially, Taekwondo was embraced as a demonstration game in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea; later, on September 4, 1994, Taekwondo was received as an official Sport in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the 103rd IOC Session in Paris, France.