Update on mediation process

Nov. 12, 2011, 10:46 a.m. (ET)

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.”