History of taekwondo at the Olympics:

The traditional Korean martial art of taekwondo made its Olympic debut in 2000 with triathlon at the Sydney Games.

Prior to the 2000 Games, taekwondo was a demonstration sport at Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992.

New Zealand did not compete in the event in 2000, but sent competitors to Athens and Beijing.

New Zealand has yet win a medal in taekwondo and in London their hopes rest with Vaughn Scott, Logan Campbell and Robin Cheong.

NZN jtc/a

NZ Newswire

More Sport News

Singapore (AFP) - Germany?s Angelique Kerber continued her unbeaten run at the WTA Finals on Thursday, steamrolling rising American Madison Keys 6-3 6-3 to charge into the semi-finals of the …

Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) - Marin Cilic stayed in the chase for a spot at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday when he reached the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors with a 6-0, 7-6 (7/4) win over …