London Olympics: Taekwondo

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London Olympics: TaekwondoArguably the most violent sport at the London 2012 Games, the Taekwondo competition takes place at the ExCeL Centre in the River Zone from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 11 August. Loosely translated as "the way of the foot and the fist", the Korean martial art Taekwondo is a bit like archery, only that your feet and fists are the arrows and your opponent's head and body the targets. The object is quite simple: floor your opponent with a powerful kick or punch. Every competitor has a scoring zone: one point is awarded for a valid kick or punch to the torso, two points for a spinning kick, and four points for a turning kick to the head. The "dobok" outfits are similar to those worn in Judo, although all participants must wear helmets and coloured protective equipment in this fierce contact sport. To make things easier (or possibly more complicated), the competitor wearing blue is called "chung" and his/her opponent in red is "hong". There are four weight categories for each the men's and women's events, all of which are played in a knock-out format. London 2012 will mark the fourth occasion that Taekwondo has been on the Summer Games schedule after its debut in 2000.

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Events: Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, Paralympic Table Tennis, Paralympic Judo, Paralympic Powerlifting, Volleyball (sitting), Wheelchair FencingNorth of the Thames beside the Royal Victoria Dock, the ExCel London Exhibition Centre will host a total of 143 sessions across a wide range of 13 Olympic and Paralympic sports during the London 2012 Games, making it the most used venue outside the Olympic Park. More about London Olympics: ExCeL Centre

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Date / Time Event name Venue
8th Aug 9:00 - 13:00 Men's -58kg: preliminary round of 16 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
8th Aug 9:00 - 13:00 Women's -49kg: preliminary round of 16 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
8th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Men's -58kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
8th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Women's -49kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
8th Aug 20:00 - 23:00 Men's -58kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
8th Aug 20:00 - 23:00 Women's -49kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
9th Aug 9:00 - 13:00 Women's -57kg: preliminary round of 16 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
9th Aug 9:00 - 13:00 Men's -68kg: preliminary round of 16 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
9th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Men's -68kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
9th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Women's -57kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
9th Aug 20:00 - 23:00 Men's -68kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
9th Aug 20:00 - 23:00 Women's -57kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
10th Aug 9:00 - 13:00 Women's -67kg: preliminary round of 16 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
10th Aug 9:00 - 13:00 Men's -80kg: preliminary round of 16 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
10th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Men's -80kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
10th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Women's -67kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
10th Aug 20:00 - 23:00 Men's -80kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
10th Aug 20:00 - 23:00 Women's -67kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
11th Aug 9:00 - 13:00 Women's +67kg: preliminary round of 16 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
11th Aug 9:00 - 13:00 Men's +80kg: preliminary round of 16 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
11th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Men's +80kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
11th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Women's +67kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
11th Aug 20:00 - 23:00 Men's +80kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
11th Aug 20:00 - 23:00 Women's +67kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: ExCeL Centre

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