— Published 3 February 2022

Cancun takes over the World Championships

The next World Taekwondo Championships will change country and continent. Initially planned for last year in the Chinese city of Wuxi, the global event was postponed due to the health crisis. It will finally take place this year, but in a different location. The World Taekwondo Council chose, after a video conference meeting, to award the organisation to Cancun. The Mexican city was preferred to two other bids, submitted by Baku in Azerbaijan and Beirut in Lebanon. It obtained 52% of the votes of the members of the international body’s Council. The 2022 World Cup will be held in November, with the exact dates to be decided later in the year.