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World Taekwondo has formed a working group to explore the possibility of the sport being included on the programme for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, as well as future editions of the multi-sport event.

The Chinese city of Wuxi has been confirmed as the host for the newly-formed World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series through to 2020.

Ri Yong-son, the president of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), has suggested that his organisation should join forces with rival governing body, World Taekwondo.

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has completed a rebrand to World Taekwondo as it seeks to modernise and shake off negative connotations connected to its previous acronym.