OTU Management Committee met with ONOC with a focus on Brisbane 2032. OTU

The Oceania Taekwondo Union (OTU) Management Committee recently met with Atma Maharaj, the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) Programme Lead for the Brisbane 2032 Programme, in Brisbane. 

The highly successful Oceania Paris 2024 Qualifiers in the Solomon Islands delivered 14 taekwondo quota places for NOCs to the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games. The NOC quotas went to Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (two quotas were won by New Zealand athletes, but after the New Zealand Olympic Committee refused to confirm their participation in Paris 2024, the quotas were re-allocated).

Oceania Taekwondo Secretary General Stuart Lee called the meeting to gain clarity and build a critical partnership with ONOC and its partners ahead of Brisbane.

"It was critical to understand and create a positive relationship so that we can position Taekwondo to better assist all, but especially our smaller Pacific nations, to deliver performance results and create sustainable and positive change through the sport of Taekwondo," said the OTU General Secretary. 

According to Lee, the 2032 programme will deliver results with a clear legacy by 2032 and well beyond. "OTU's Step-Up 2032 staged programme will be announced soon with a focus on athletes and the development and education of Pacific nations through the sport of taekwondo," Lee concluded.