Update on mediation process
USA Taekwondo is disappointed to announce that the previously scheduled two-day mediation has been discontinued after the first day. The U.S. Olympic Committee mandated the mediation in an effort to help USA Taekwondo (USAT) resolve various election-related grievances. USAT negotiated in good faith for nearly 15 hours yesterday, compromising on many critical issues while ensuring that the interests of all stakeholders were considered. Regrettably, the good-faith negotiations on behalf of all constituents weren’t reciprocated and the discussions broke down.
“For the long-term future of USAT, I’m extremely disappointed we weren’t able to accomplish more today,“ said USAT Board member Marty Mankamyer. “We negotiated in good faith with the hope of reaching a resolution that would be fair and equitable to all stakeholders and in the end, we were not successful.”