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    London Olympic Referee

    London Olympic Referee Training Camp One Kicks Off in Baku, Azerbaijan


    The WTF-organized Olympic Referee Training Camp One kicked off on Feb. 28, 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan for a four-day run.
     
    The camp is being held in Musado, one of the WTF-designated Regional Taekwondo Training Centers worldwide.
     
    Mr. Jean-Marie Ayer, newly appointed WTF Secretary General, delivered his lecture to the referees at the camp under the topic “Olympic Challenges to Taekwondo.”After the opening ceremony, a press conference was held with the attendance of many TV and press journalists.
     
    The first day of the camp was focused on hand signal and review of competition rules.
     
    All the 30 referees, who were selected for the 2012 London Olympic Games, attended this important camp, which will be critical to their performances at the Games period.
     
    Major contents of the training program are: Review on General Competition Rules, Review on Penalties, Review on Hand Signals, Review on Instant Video Replay, Review on Competition Procedure, Review on Scoring Criteria, Video Analysis, Ethics, Game Management & Scoring Simulations, One-and-One Feedback Sessions with Instructors.
     
    Selection Process of Olympic Referees for London 2012
     
    Number of Selection Camps: 3
    -      Selection Camp One: Baku, Azerbaijan / Jan. 14-17, 2011
    Invited 96 Referees (Europe: 73 / Africa: 23)
    Selected: Top 24 Referees based on ranking (18 from Europe / 6 from Africa)
     
    -      Selection Camp Two: Guangzhou, China / March 9-12, 2011
    Invited 93 Referees (Asia: 84 / Oceania: 9)
    Selected: Top 24 Referees based on ranking (19 from Asia / 5 from Oceania)
     
    -      Selection Camp Three: Mexico City, Mexico / April 7-10, 2011
    Invited 51 Referees (Pan Am)
    Selected: Top 12 Referees based on ranking from Pan Am
     
    ☞ Through Camp One to Three, WTF selected total 60 nominees of referee for London 2012
     
    Selection Criteria of 60 Nominees: Medical Check-up (Eye sight, Blood Pressure, Hearing),Physical Test (Quick Feet Test, 20M Shuttle Run Test), Scoring Test by Swiss Timing, Game Management Test, Written Test on Competition Rules, English Oral Test, Instant Video Review Test by Dartfish
     
    Road to London 2012 (Selection of top 30 from 60 nominees)
     
    Sixty (60) nominees were evaluated at following events: 2011 World Championships, World Qualification Tournament, Oceania Qualification Tournament, Pan Am Qualification Tournament, Asia Qualification Tournament, Africa Qualification Tournament, Europe Qualification Tournament 
     
    Evaluation Criteria of 60 Nominees:
     
    -      For Center Referee: 1) Hustling, 2) Positioning, 3) Consistency in Issuing Penalty, 4) Proper Hand Signals, 5) Application of Rules, 6) Video Replay Procedure, 7) Procedure for Knock Down, 8) Procedure for Emergency Situation, 9) Over all match management.
     
    -      For Corner Judges: ability of scoring shall be evaluated by computerized system
     
    -      For Review Juries: 1) Quick Decision Making 2) Percentage of Correction 3) Application of Rule
      
    Final 30 Olympic Referees for London 2012
     
    No.
    Age
    Name
    Continent
    NOC
    Remarks
    1
    32
    Liang Si
    Asia
    CHN
     
    2
    46
    Shahram Arbabi
    Asia
    IRI
     
    3
    47
    Young Hwan Choi
    Asia
    KOR
     
    4
    50
    Abubakr Kordi
    Asia
    KSA
     
    5
    35
    Julie Dib
    Asia
    LIB
    Female
    6
    50
    Roland Gayo Campos
    Asia
    PHI
     
    7
    40
    Shu hua Dai
    Asia
    TPE
    Female
    8
    42
    Kwang Cheol Oh
    Europe
    AZE
     
    9
    35
    Renata Crkvenac
    Europe
    CRO
    Female
    10
    54
    David Coupar
    Europe
    DEN
     
    11
    45
    Carmen Navarro Ingles
    Europe
    ESP
    Female
    12
    39
    Hlynur Gissurarson
    Europe
    ISL
     
    13
    56
    Mohammed Argoubi
    Europe
    NED
     
    14
    41
    Stig Ove Ness
    Europe
    NOR
     
    15
    33
    Andrey Khegay
    Europe
    RUS
     
    16
    32
    Predrag Tesovic
    Europe
    SRB
     
    17
    34
    Ahmed El Mofty
    Africa
    EGY
     
    18
    39
    Moshoeshoe Mokake
    Africa
    LES
     
    19
    50
    Alioune Badara Traore
    Africa
    MLI
     
    20
    59
    Kerry Ann Maynard Lister
    Oceania
    AUS
    Female
    21
    50
    Stanley Dennis Wagner
    Oceania
    NZL
     
    22
    53
    Jose Eduardo Cornelio
    Pan Am
    ARU
     
    23
    44
    Song Chul Kim
    Pan Am
    CAN
     
    24
    59
    Nelson Brizuela Cortes
    Pan Am
    CRC
     
    25
    51
    Jorge Reynoso Cruz
    Pan Am
    MEX
     
    26
    47
    Neydis Tavarez
    Pan Am
    PUR
    Female
    27
    52
    Myung Chan Kim
    Pan Am
    USA
     
    28
    64
    Teong Chin Lim
    Asia
    SIN
    Review Jury
    29
    42
    Xuan Thanh Vu
    Asia
    VIE
    Review Jury
    30
    59
    Denis Odjo
    Europe
    FRA
    Review Jury
     
     Statistics
    of Olympic Referees for London 2012
     
    Event
    2012 London
    No. of IRs:
    30
    No. of NOCs:
    30
    Female:
    6 (20%)
    Asia:
    9
    Europe:
    10
    Pan Am:
    6
    Africa:
    3
    Oceania
    2
    Average Age:
    46