Reporter Ahn Young-joon = About 1,600 people, including national players and leaders, city and city, county and district sports venues, and life sports club members, attended the Jincheon National Athletes Village Velodrome Stadium on the 14th at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Sports Association. In the middle, the 2023 Korea Sports Vision Reporting Session was held with the vision of “K-Sports leaping forward with freedom and solidarity.”
This report meeting was prepared as an opportunity to encourage the national team ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games held in September of this year and to congratulate the 2nd public election president of the city and city sports hall elected in December last year.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-kyun said, “The splendid achievements of K-Sports have been continuously continued since before industrialization and democratization. The people have been happy and cheering for ‘Team Korea’.” “Solidarity fosters a culture of friendship, respect for each other, and consideration for the loser. We will create a sports policy infused with the spirit of freedom and solidarity.”
The event opened with a large drum performance by the Korean traditional percussion group ‘IN Pungryu’ to announce a new start and hope with the vision and aspirations of athletes. Then, the video ‘Wish of an Athlete’, which contains the major achievements of the sports world and the wishes of athletes such as Shin Yu-bin (table tennis) and Hwang Seon-woo (swimming), was screened. 스포츠토토
In response to the wishes of athletes, Minister Park announced a vision for the direction of the current government’s sports policy.
The government will raise the size of the sports industry from about 64 trillion won in 2021 to more than 100 trillion won in 2027 to lay the foundation for self-reliance in the sports field, and from the start-up stage to becoming a global company, commercialization, market development,
In addition, it plans to take on the role of priming water by increasing sports loans and expanding financial support such as fund investment.
In addition, through convergence with K-culture and support for the development of new materials, the sports industry will realize high added value, and the star business model, such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), whose economic ripple effect is estimated at about 2 trillion won, will take root in the sports industry. It is a plan to grow the market through player discovery, training and marketing support.
Support for participation in world sports competitions is also provided. The idea is to support national team players to show off their skills at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March, the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July, and the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.
The upcoming 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games plans to show a new aspect of sports festival in connection with K-culture and prepare to become a stage for great challenges and dreams of future generations of youth athletes.
In addition, school sports are strengthened so that sports activities can become a habit from adolescence, and customized sports activities are supported for all people’s life cycles, from infants to the elderly.
The ‘National Incentive Project for Exercising’, which will be implemented for the first time this year, will also be carried out without a hitch. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism expects a structure that provides incentives for people who engage in sports activities to use sports facilities or purchase sports equipment, which in turn leads to sports consumption.
In addition, starting from the new semester in March this year, the number of days for absent attendance for student athletes to participate in competitions and training will be quadrupled from 5 days to 20 days for elementary school students, and 2 to 3 times for middle and high school students. The transition from the weekday competition to the weekend competition is left to the discretion of the sports field.
Minister Park said, “The case of Shin Yu-bin, who gave up going to high school due to difficulties in combining sports and studies under the Yoon Seok-yeol administration, is disappearing.”