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Kukkiwon (국기원; 國技院), also known as World Taekwondo Headquarters, and home of the World Taekwondo Academy, is the official taekwondo governing organisation established by the South Korean government.<ref name="Min2005">Min, B.-H. (2005): Kukkiwon, the spiritual home of Taekwondoists (11 July 2005). Published on the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA. Retrieved on 10 January 2010.</ref> It is supervised by the International Sports Division of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.<ref name="MCSTBureau">Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea: Bureau of Office Retrieved on 9 January 2010.</ref>

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