The memorandum was signed by WTF President Chungwon Choue and ICSD President Valery Rukhledev on the sidelines of the 2015 World Taekwondo Championships, currently underway in this central Russian city.
Under the MOU, the WTF has agreed to promote deaf taekwondo for eligible athletes among its 206 Member National Associations. They will also jointly appoint an ICSD technical director for taekwondo and initiate a steering committee.
The new MOU updates and continues a previous MOU signed between the ICSD and the WTF in October 2013.
Taekwondo is already included in the Deaflympics. The ICSD is the world’s largest organization for disabled sport after the International Paralympic Committee.