|World Taekwondo has invited 28 athletes from 24 countries to its training course. gettyimagesbank|
By Jung Min-ho
World Taekwondo (WT) has launched a program to train athletes from around the world as professional coaches.
The global taekwondo governing body said Friday that it invited 28 athletes from 24 member countries to its training course, which will be run from March 9-11 at Muju, North Jeolla Province.
The course will cover a variety of areas, including competition rules, safeguarding athletes, anti-doping, medical and other emergency management.
Participants who successfully finish the program will receive WT's instructor certificates and be eligible to teach WT Coach Education Courses.
"Those who take and pass this course will be certified to pass their newly acquired skills and knowledge on to coaches in their home countries," WT President Choue Chung-won said.