18 September 2017
More than 200 taekwondo athletes from around the world gathered in Pyongyang on Sunday for the opening of the International Taekwondo Federation's (ITF) 20th world championship. On the same day, accompanied by a military band and greeted by thousands of cheering DPRK citizens, the athletes and coaches hailing from about 70 countries and regions marched through the streets towards Pyongyang's Taekwondo Hall for the opening ceremony.
The ceremony featured taekwondo demonstrations, live dance routines and other colorful performances. The event will run through until Thursday. It is the third time that the DRPK has hosted the event.