There are only 43 days left until the start of The 36th Senior and 27th Junior European Taekwon-do ITF Championships in Poreč, Croatia, which will take place from April 26th to May 1st, 2022. The AETF adopted resolution number: 036-2022 of 2.3.2022 on the non-appearance of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials, which conditioned the participation of several members.

So the main obstacles for many have been removed and the Organizing Committee is working hard. It is in the final phase of preparations for the biggest competition under the auspices of the AETF.

Master Slavko Jereb, President of the Organizing Committee, calls on all Member Countries that have not yet registered for our biggest competition to do so immediately. Poreč is the safest and most visited tourist destination in Croatia, hosting many competitions in various sports. In addition to the top culinary offer, it offers unspoiled nature, the natural beauties of the Adriatic coast, diverse sports facilities with additional entertainment for the perfect experience.

Despite all the obstacles and taking into account the fact that due to the Covid19 pandemic, no ITF competitions have been organized for two years with the exception of the European Championships in Spain, we are ready to welcome everyone back on the tatami. It is our opinion that sport should not exist regardless of what is happening in the world, after all, the Paralympic Games are being held in Beijing at the moment. The Mediterranean Games are being held in Algeria in June, the International Children’s Games in August in Coventry, England, and more could be listed.

Transport routes from airports in the immediate vicinity of Poreč are safe and we have affordable transport for all teams that have requested it, minor deviations in the price of transport are possible due to the prices of gas prices on the world market. Hotels and a sports hall are ready for the successful realization of the project.

At the end of April, temperatures in Poreč average 18-20 degrees Celsius. During this time, even swimming in the sea is possible for the bravest, not to mention the sporting challenges we can perform. Beach volleyball is also suitable for this period, and in addition to our sport, we can do a triples tournament for perfect socializing on the Sunday after the end of the competition. For supporters, in addition to wonderful walks on well-kept footpaths by the sea, there are also a number of sports activities available, all in the immediate vicinity of the hotels where you will be staying. Cycling routes are arranged and properly marked.

And last but not least, the fun.

The medals and trophies are waiting for the winners. Will you be one of them?