Host City: Athina, Greece
Date Started: August 26, 2004
Date Finished: August 26, 2004
Participants: 124 (64 men and 60 women) from 60 countries
Youngest Participant: Nadin Dawani (16 years, 132 days)
Oldest Participant: Zoran Prerad (33 years, 15 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 24 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): South Korea (4 medals)
Taekwondo was on the Olympic Program as a full medal sport for the second time, with the program the same as in Sydney – four events for men and women. Once again, nations were limited to four competitors, two men and two women, and once again, all four Korean taekwondoka won medals, this time winning two gold. China and Chinese Taipei also won two gold medals, with Chinese Taipei athletes adding a third medal, with a silver in men’s featherweight.
The 2004 taekwondo tournament was held at the Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, or the Kleisto Gymnastirio Falirou, within the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex. Some early round handball matches were also contested at this venue.