“Active support for elite sports to revitalize the sports industry”
President Yoon Seok-yeol visited the Jincheon National Training Center for the first time after taking office.
President Yoon attended the ‘2023 Korea Sports Vision Reporting Session’ held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Sports Council at the Velodrome Stadium in the Jincheon National Athlete’s Village, Chungcheongbuk-do at 11 am on the 14th. About 1,600 people, including national players, leaders, city and city and county and district sports venues, and life sports club members, attended the briefing session with the vision of ‘K-Sports Leaping Through Freedom and Solidarity’. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-kyun, Korea Sports Council President Lee Ki-heung, Korea Sports Association Honorary President Kim Jeong-haeng, Jincheon National Athletes Village President Yoo In-tak, North Chungcheong Province Governor Kim Young-hwan, civil society chief Kang Seung-gyu, society chief Ahn Sang-hoon, and public relations chief Kim Eun-hye were present.
The report meeting on this day served as a place to encourage the national team who started training ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games in September of this year, and to congratulate the 2nd civil election presidents of the Provincial Sports Council elected in December last year.
The full-fledged briefing session began with the video of ‘Athlete’s Wish’. Shin Yu-bin, a ‘table tennis prodigy ace’, conveyed his dream of wanting to freely combine sports and studies, and Hwang Seon-woo, a ‘world-class national swimmer’, conveyed his wish to systematically support sports science. So-Min Lee, a 3rd grader in elementary school who participated in the badminton match at the Youth Sports Festival, hoped for female students to expand sports opportunities, and Nam-Soo Jeon, a Taekwondo leader, hoped to stabilize the lives of athletes and promote welfare.
Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Council, said in his opening remarks, “I am grateful to have held a briefing meeting with athletes and the President after six years of opening the Jincheon National Training Center.” We will do our best so that the Korea Sports Council can be reborn as a sports organization that is loved and trusted by the people.” 스포츠토토
Then, President Yoon stepped up to the podium for a congratulatory speech. President Yoon’s work toward athletes was ‘revitalization of the sports industry and support for elite sports’. President Yoon said, “The government will foster the sports industry as a future growth engine by reflecting the voices of the field.” “We have the experience of successfully hosting the Olympics and the World Cup twice. We have a world-class sports infrastructure and the world’s best players,” he said. We will go out and actively support the vitalization of international exchange.” Warm applause poured in when he said, “We will do our best so that scientific research and development for each sporting event can lead to a leap forward in the sports industry.” “In order to develop the sports industry as a growth engine for our economy, elite sports must become world-class,” President Yoon said. promised President Yoon also said, “The government will prepare the financial and market foundations to improve the treatment of national players and coaches and to allow elite players to continue their lives as leaders and experts after retirement.” Then, President Yoon mentioned the vision for ‘everyone’s sport’ without forgetting. “The government will promote sports welfare policies that improve public health and pursue high-quality welfare through sports, and to this end, we will create a dense local sports infrastructure so that all citizens can enjoy sports fairly in their daily lives,” he said. ” Sports activities customized for each life cycle from children to the elderly, support for life sports centered on sports clubs, and promotion of incentive projects for the people who exercise,” he emphasized the mutual growth of professional sports and sports for everyday life. Sports Vision is a virtuous cycle of three things: fostering the sports industry as a future growth engine, fostering elite sports talent, strengthening sports for everyday life, and expanding sports welfare as a trinity,” he said. “Korea has grown into an advanced country in sports thanks to the sweat and passion of athletes. Now, athletes, please work together not only to promote sports, but also to promote public health. The government will always communicate with athletes and spare no support,” he repeatedly promised.
Subsequently, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun responded to the ‘wish of athletes’ and announced the vision for the direction of the current government’s sports policy. By raising the size of the sports industry from about 64 trillion won in 2021 to more than 100 trillion won in 2027, laying the groundwork for self-reliance in the sports field, realizing high added value in the sports industry through convergence with K-culture and support for the development of new materials. , Heung-Min Son, whose economic ripple effect is estimated at 2 trillion won, conveyed his will to grow the market so that it can take root in the sports industry.
He also revealed his vision of the world’s best training environment for national heroes and elite sports people who raise the status of Korea. He expressed his will to support the national team to show off their skills to the fullest at the World Baseball Classic in March, the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July, and the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. He also revitalizes school physical education to develop ‘exercise habits’ from adolescence and supports customized sports activities for each life cycle from infants to seniors.
Following the vision report, Jeon Woong-tae of the modern pentathlon national team, Ahn Se-young of the national badminton team, and Kang Ho-seok, the national squash team coach’s oath, followed by performances by 39 national cycling team members, symbolizing the vision consensus among athletes. The reporting ceremony was concluded with the ‘Unison Performance’, in which President Yoon, athletes, and leaders fired signal guns together and sang ‘Hand in Hand’ in chorus.
Immediately after the vision report ceremony, President Yoon visited the archery range and encouraged the national team and leaders who are maintaining the world’s best in the Olympics and Asian Games. With the help of captain Kim Woo-jin and Choi Mi-seon, he even challenged himself in archery. President Yoon, who visited the weight training center, listened to an explanation of the equipment that analyzes individual exercise based on artificial intelligence, and visited the physical therapy room and advanced science equipment zone to encourage athletes undergoing rehabilitation.
On January 25, last year, when he was a presidential candidate, President Yoon attended the Korean Sports Association’s ‘Athletes Hope’ event hosted by the Korea Sports Association and announced his athletic pledge, and on October 7 last year, he attended the opening ceremony of the Ulsan National Sports Festival to raise interest in sports. He also participated in the opening ceremony of the Seoul General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) held in COEX, Seoul on October 19 and exchanged with international sports figures. In December of last year, right after the Qatar World Cup round of 16, Taegeuk warriors were invited to the Blue House and held a welcome dinner to congratulate and encourage the national congratulations. The Yoon Seok-yeol government put forward ‘sports for all, realization of dense sports welfare’ as a sports-related national task, and improved the professional sports environment by guaranteeing basic sports rights and strengthening the status of the national team through support for sports activities by life cycle. Balanced regional development through sports was presented as a major task. In particular, there is a high response from the field to the special policy interest in the national team and professional players who enhance the country’s status with differentiated policies from the previous government. The process of deriving a policy that supports customized learning and expansion of student-athlete days, which has recently improved some of the recommendations of the ‘Sports Innovation Committee’ of the previous administration, is a good example of communication with professional sports sites, supported by elite athletes, leaders, parents, and student athletes. is getting