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Cuba taekwondo athlete attacks referee
Angel Valodia Matos from Cuba, gold medalist of the Sydney Olympics, is to face life ban from international competitions by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), according to an announcement by WTF on Saturday.

China's twice defending champion Chen empty-handed at home

Two-time Olympic champion Chen Zhong of China was left with no chance of obtain taekwondo medals at the Beijing Olympics, after British athlete Sarah Stevenson lost in the semifinal of the women's +67kg category on Saturday.


· Violence puts former Olympic champion under life sanction
· Olympic taekwondo events overshadowed by judgement dispute
· Last day Olympic taekwondo events full of chaos
· Taekwondo medal table
· Cuba taekwondo athlete attacks referee


Inside This Sport Athletes
With various Korean forms of martial arts  existing, taekwondo became dominant  in the early 20th century. [Full story]
· Discipline's origin
· Olympic history
· Rules
· Competition area
· Equipment
· List of events
· Time and venue
Nikolaidis expects an epic and magical opening ceremony
Chen seeks third gold
Liu China's first Asian champ for men's taekwondo


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  • Cha Dongmin (R) of South Korea fights against Alexandros Nikolaidis of Greece during the Taekwondo men +80kg gold medal match at the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing
  • ROK's Son wins Olympic Taekwondo Men's 68kg gold
  • Lim of ROK wins Women's 57kg Taekwondo gold
  • Mexican Guillermo Perez claimed the men's 55kg taekwondo title at the Beijing Olympics on August 20 of 2008, beating Gabriel Yulis Mercedes from the Dominican Republic in the final by referees' judgement.
  • China's Wu wins women's 49kg taekwondo gold
  • Men's 58kg taekwondo Preliminary
  • Wu Jingyu seeking her first Olympic taekwondo title

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