Sports minister-to-be expects to continue to preside over Taekwondo Federation


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Feb 20, 2019

President-elect Luis Abinader’s choice for Minister of Sports told Diario Libre in his first interview with Diario Libre that he envisions building a new Taekwondo Pavilion during his term at the department. The new government begins 16 August 2020.

Himself a medal-winning Taekwondo athlete, Francisco Camacho says he plans to continue being the president of the Taekwondo Federation. He told Diario Libre the final decision is up to the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD). When Diario Libre asked, COD president Luisín Mejía said this is possible, and that there are cases abroad where this has been permitted. The COD’s highest-ranking officer says there is no legal impediment to Camacho continuing at the helm of the Taekwondo Federation. “There is no impediment for him to be sports minister and president of the Dominican Taekwondo Federation. One is not incompatible...
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