Welcome to the first edition of the '2027 Chungcheong' newsletter
World university sports history will be newly
created in the Republic of Korea. Four major cities and provinces in the
Chungcheong region of Korea are gearing up for legendary World University Games in the summer of 2027. The 2027 Chungcheong newsletter will be delivered
to you every month and bring the latest news of the
Chungcheong Megacity 2027 World University Games Bid Committee. We hope you enjoy our newsletter.
Better than Gwangju 2015
Chungcheong, Promise of another legend in 2027 WUG
The Chungcheong region, where the
administrative capital of the Republic of Korea (ROK) is
located, mounted a bid to host the 2027 World University Games (WUG), which
will surpass the glory of the Gwangju 2015 Universiade. Chungcheong, consisting
of four cities and provinces, including
Daejeon, Sejong, Chungnam, and Chungbuk, announced a joint bid for the 2027 WUG
and began a full-fledged campaign.
As a first grand step in the
campaign trail, the bid committee of the Chungcheong Megacity 2027 World University
Games held its inaugural meeting successfully on April 5, 2021. It was attended
by the mayors and governors of the four cities and provinces, presidents of
sports federations, university presidents, chairmen of the chambers of commerce and representatives of private organizations. They expressed their strong support for the
successful 2027 WUG. An ordinance for the "Support of the Joint Bid Committee of the Chungcheong
Megacity 2027 World
University Games" shall be enacted to provide administrative
and financial support to the campaign.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the
Universiade games have a special relationship. The
WUG has been held three times in the ROK, including
the Muju-Chonju 1997, Daegu 2003, and Gwangju 2015 Universiades. Above all, the Gwangju 2015 Universiade left a strong impression on all of our
memories. With 10,632 participants from 140 countries, Gwangju 2015 gained a reputation as one of the remarkable events in WUG history.
Chungcheong hosts the 2027 WUG, it will write a new history in world university
sports. The 2027 WUG in
Chungcheong will surpass the scale and glory of Gwangju 2015 because experts
who worked on the former organizing committee have reunited at the invitation
of the Chungcheong region who is eager to host their first mega international
sports event. "I will make every effort to help Chungcheong host the 2027 WUG
based on my experience hosting the Gwangju 2015 Universiade" said
Yoon-suk Kim, Secretary-General of the Chungcheong Megacity 2027 World University
Games Bid Committee. "We are ready to write a new legend."
Chungcheong as leading region in Korea
Chungcheong, a region of four
cities and provinces (Daejeon,
Sejong, Chungnam, and Chungbuk) at the center of the Republic of Korea (ROK), has a lot of charms. They have been called Chungcheong since earlier times, forming a single economic zone.
At the center of the ROK, Chungcheong holds the
administrative capital, Sejong, and accounts for 12.5% of the nation's GRDP. The
administrative city of Sejong houses 43 central administrative agencies, and 15
national government agencies relocated from Seoul and the metropolitan area.
Government Complex Sejong
Rising Chungcheong is home to
71 universities and colleges, making it an education city in name and reality. They lead innovations and prepare 470,000 students to
contribute to society as engaged citizens and leaders.
In the Daedeok-Sejong-Osong area, a vast research and development complexes have been established and leading the way in advanced information technology(IT) and biotechnology industry.
It is also calledan industry city housing many
enterprises, corporations, R&D-based companies, and factories. In
particular,seven of the top 10 big
conglomerates in Korea, including Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor, LG Chem,
Lotte, and Hanwha, are located there.
Rich in Sports Heritage and Infrastructure
The Jincheon National Athletic Training Center
Chungcheong is proud of its rich sports heritage and
infrastructure. Taekkyeon is a traditional martial art handed down from ancient
times in the Chungju region. It is the first of the world's traditional martial
arts to be listed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in
2011. Chungju city has held
the annual World Taekkyeon Games since 2008 to preserve the originality and promote the values of Taekkyeon.
It is also important to note that Chungju
has significant sports infrastructure and abundant experience in hosting
international sports events. Since
2010, it has held about 15 international competitions for sports such as
rowing, sailing and football. The 2013 World Rowing Championships were held in Chungju's
Tangeum Lake and the rowing games of the Gwangju 2015 Universiade.
The Jincheon National Training Center, which opened in
2017, is a training center for national athletes and can accommodate 1,050 people in 37 sports. All training facilities
meet the international standards of each federation. The Sejong Sports Complex,
which is sufficient for the 2027 WUG track and field events and the opening and
closing ceremonies, is currently
under construction and is expected to be completed by 2025.