Taekwondo was contested as an official sport at the Olympic Games for the first time at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. It had previously been a demonstration sport in 1988 and 1992. Medals were awarded in four weight classes each for men and women. Tran Hieu Ngan became the first Vietnamese Olympic medalist in this competition.
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
|Competitors||103 from 51 nations|
|Flyweight (58 kg)
|Lightweight (68 kg)
|Middleweight (80 kg)
|Heavyweight (+80 kg)
|Flyweight (49 kg)
|Lightweight (57 kg)
|Tran Hieu Ngan
|Hamide Bıkçın Tosun|
|Middleweight (67 kg)
|Heavyweight (+67 kg)
|1||South Korea (KOR)||3||1||0||4|
|United States (USA)||1||0||0||1|
|12||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||0||0||2||2|
|Totals (18 nations)||8||8||8||24|
A total of 103 taekwondo jins from 51 nations competed at the Sydney Games:
- Bronze medalist Chi Shu-Ju, Hamide Bıkçın Tosun, Hadi Saei and Pascal Gentil complained to the media about what they perceived as biased refereeing which made them lose their possible gold medal. Pascal Gentil even refused to be photographed with his fellow medalists Kim Kyong-Hun and Daniel Trenton in the medal ceremony. Gold medalist Steven López revealed some inside story from his viewpoint in his family's 2009 book, Family Power: The True Story of How "The First Family of Taekwondo" Made Olympic History.
- "Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
- "London 2012 Olympic Games - ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC Grandstand Sport.
- "BBC SPORT | MARTIAL ARTS | Medal first for Vietnam".
- 《Family Power: The True Story of How "The First Family of Taekwondo" Made Olympic History》，Mark López, Steven López, Diana López，ISBN 978-0451228512