IOFTC to be held in Itahari

Published On: December 28, 2017 08:17 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The 12th International Open Friendship Taekwondo Championship (IOFTC) is set to be hosted in Itahari of Sunsari on January 1 and 2. 

IOFTC's Organizing Committee informed during a press conference in the capital on Wednesday that all preparations for the event have been completed. 

The organizing committee's coordinator Rastra Rai informed that 13 nations have already confirmed their participation in the championship to be held in the covered hall of Itahari Stadium. 

India, Bangladesh, United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Australia, Cambodia, Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco among others have confirmed their participation, informed Rai. 

A total of 500 hundred players including 300 from host Nepal are expected to take part in the championship according to the organizer. 

The event will feature junior to senior weight categories where the best men's and women's players will be rewarded with cash prize of Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively, according to the organizer. 

Rai further informed that the championship will use modern tools (of Olympic standard) for which technicians will be coming from abroad. 

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