Athanasios Pragalos President of European Taekwondo Union

ETU President was personally involved in all aspects of taekwondo in 2010 European Championship:

The decision to hold the championship of Europe in St. Petersburg was the unanimous choice of ETU members of the Bureau, made on the basis of an application of your city. We were confident in the ability to hold such a tournament at a very high level and now convinced that we were right. I note that we are satisfied of the way the tournament began — it was attended by athletes from 42 countries of Europe, and this showed us the wide geography of our sport.