메뉴 바로가기

본문으로 바로가기


김운용닷컴

korea


NOTICE

> COMMUNITY > NOTICE

Date 17.10.07 Hit 285
Attached file
Subject
[Obituary notice] IOC Vice President (R) UnYong KIM

[Obituary notice]  IOC Vice President (R) UnYong KIM


Former IOC Vice President UnYong KIM passed away at 2:21 AM(Korea time) on 3rd October. He was 86 years old.
He was healthy and active until recently but died in his sleep unexpectedly.


Dr. UnYong KIM served as IOC Vice President, GAISF President, KSC and KOC President. He was instrumental in winning and organizing the successful 1988 Seoul Olympics, the South-North Korean Joint March at the Opening Ceremony of 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2002 Korea-Japan FIFA World Cup.


He was Founding President of Kukkiwon (World Taekowndo headquarters)  and WT (World Taekwondo. Formerly WTF). After becoming President of Korea Taekwondo Association, he founded the Kukkiwon in 1972, and the World Taekwondo Federation in 1973. He worked tirelessly for and devoted his life to Korean sports and the globalization of Taekwondo for over 40 years. He made possible the adoption  of Taekwondo as an official Olympic sport during his reign, following its inclusion as a demonstration sport in 1988 Seoul Olympics and 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Taekwondo was officially  accepted as an Olympic Sport at 1994 IOC Congress by a unanimous vote of 85-0.


His funeral will be held from 3rd to 9th October in Special Room #1 of Shinchon Yonsei Severance Funeral Hall.
It is co-organised by  Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo, Korean Taekwondo Association, and Taekwondo Promotion Foundation.  Farewell ceremony will be held at 8:30 am on 9th October in Kukkiwon. He will initially be buried in Bundang Skycastle in Gyeonggi-do, Korea.    


2017 Kimunyong Cup Taekwondo Championships which was organised by UnYong KIM as OC President will take place as planned from 28th October to 1st November on schedule to commemorate and honor him.

Prev
Next [movement]Keynote speech at 2012 International Symposium of the UNESCO Chair