Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has a rich heritage in supporting taekwondo, having been a global partner of the World Taekwondo Federation since 2005. The agreement to support the Manchester event is part of the firm’s strategy to contribute to the local society by its sport sponsorship of the world-wide events organised by the WTF and its 186 member nations.
Similar arrangements with a variety of international blue chip and sporting brands are expected in the coming days and the agreement with a company of Samsung’s stature is testament of the Manchester event’s world-wide importance and the growing profile of taekwondo in Britain.
Andrew Link, Event Director, said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Samsung as an official partner of the World Taekwondo Qualification Event for the Beijing Olympic Games and very much look forward to working with them on what promises to be the biggest and best taekwondo tournament ever staged in Britain.
“Taekwondo has witnessed a huge surge of interest in Britain in recent years, which has been reflected by the success of the national team which has risen from 88th to 11th in the world rankings. The fact we are able to attract companies of Samsung’s magnitude shows just how far the sport has come in a relatively short space of time.”
Tickets are still available for all three days of the event, as well as the opening ceremony, which takes place on Friday 28th and features a performance from the world famous taekwondo display team, The Korean Tigers. These can be purchased from the event website www.manchester2007.info
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