Volume 5(September 2021)
The summer editions of the FISU World University Games (WUG) of 2027 and 2029 have opened the bidding process. Chungcheong Megacity has been officially chosen as Korea’s candidate city and submitted a letter of intent under the official endorsement of the Korea University Sports Board (KUSB), the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC), and the approved from the Korean Government.
The great journey to achieving the dream of 2027 WUG has begun.
In this issue, we would like to share our movement inside the local communities and submission of the letter of Intent 2027 WUG.
Inside 2027 Chungcheong
Korea Launches the Chungcheong Megacity WUG Bid Committee (CMBC)
After three successful organizations of World University Games (Universiade) in 1997, 2003, and 2015, Korea’s 4th run in securing the 2027 WUG is now declared.
Chungcheong megacity submitted a letter of intent to host the ‘2027 Summer World University Games’ to the International University Sports Federation (FISU) via the Korea University Sports Board
The Korean government made the decision on Chungcheong megacity following the review from the Korea Sport & Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and other stakeholders in bidding to host the 2027 Summer World University Games. With the government’s all-out support, the CMBC can now ensure the success of the planned sports event.
On 1 September, the CMBC has elevated to the corporate body. The management of the bidding procedure will be professionally organized under the leadership of Secretary-General, Kim Yoon-suk and 18 staff members.
Having established a sustainable mega sports event model of low cost-high efficiency, SG Kim has led a legendary 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade and maintains a long-standing relationship with FISU since 2007. His extensive experience with FISU and WUG will be a great asset for CMBC in building lasting relationships with FISU.
On the other hand, in their supporting letter to FISU, the four governors and mayors of the Chungcheong megacity emphasized that inclusion, diversity and gender equality are integral components of the Chungcheong 2027. We will utilize Korea’s full-fledged technological capability and digital innovations to realize equal opportunity in university sports without discrimination regardless of gender and disability, not to mention the easy access to the Games venues and convenient accommodations at various levels.
The MoU Signing between 2027 WUG CMBC and Chungcheong megacity Volunteer Centers
The 2027 WUG CMBC and Chungcheong megacity Volunteer Centers signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 13 September at the Local government hall in Sejong city.
Volunteer involvement is a key factor for the success of any event, and CMBC and Chungcheong megacity Volunteer Centers are closely working together to develop and operate tailored training programs. Adding a dedicated 2027 WUG tab in the 1365 Volunteer Portal website, the lecturer pool provides high-quality programs for athletes and visitors and so on.
All representatives of the CMBC and the Volunteer Center shared a belief that hosting 2027 WUG can help to increase public pride in Chungcheong megacity as it will be the first international mega-sport event to be hosted on the region. Without a doubt, 2027 WUG will be a good promotion window to the Chungcheong megacity at the national level and generate public awareness and interest in University Sports across the nation.
Recognizing the vital role of the volunteers at the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade, Mr. Kim Yoon-suk, the Secretary-General of CMBC, mentioned that volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful event and that he will closely work together with the Chungcheong Volunteer Center to develop extensive volunteer program and ensure the best WUG experience for all.
International Day of University Sport(IDUS)
From highs to ever highs: stronger interest and support for Chungcheong 2027
CMBC entered a 2021 IDUS campaign for the promotion of 2027 WUG with KUSB, and join and cooperated together with AUSF’s IDUS campaign, ‘Run Chanllenge’.
The launch of the online campaign on Facebook and Instagram on 30 August,
the CMBC campaign includes the self-developed ‘Enjoy Sport AR Filter’. Everyone is encouraged to simply download the basketball and swimming via 'Enjoy Sport AR Filter', and take a photo or video while enjoying AR Filters, the upload with the hashtags #LetsIDUS, #2027ChungcheongWUG.
The Korea Cheerleading Association has joined in our support. FISU Student Committee member, LEE Kyung-eun and FISU Student Ambassadors of Korea, KIM Min-Ju paid a visit to the Sunmoon University team who would be attending the Asia University Cheerleading Championship. They had an opportunity to introduced IDUS to students and promoted the IDUS campaign’s values.
Go Chungcheong 2027
We are ready to step, jump, leap together with you.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Thank you! Chungcheong Paralympians!
All of You Are in Our Hearts
Team Korea made a great debut in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and 15 athletes from Chungcheong megacity and participated in 7 disciplines including archery and boccia.
• Daejeon City: Choi Na-mi (Archery)
• Sejong City: Choi Gwang-geun (Judo)
• Chungbuk Province: Kim Kun-hea, Park Hong-kyu (Table tennis), Choi Keun-jin (Weightlifting), Koo Dong -sub (Archery), Kim Youn-mi, Park Jin-ho, Lee Jang-ho (Shooting)
• Chungnam Province: Choi Ye-jin, Lee Yong-jin, Jeong So-yeong (Boccia),
Yoon Yeo-keun (Cycling), Chun Keun-bae (Weightlifting), Moon Sung-keum (Table tennis)
Congratulations to all Paralympians for your well-deserved success making through the great journey.
Sports for Diversity, Sport for All
That’s What Chungcheong Works for!
Congratulations on the opening of the AUSF Asia University Cheerleading Championship
The CMBC delights to inform the kick-off of the 2021 3rd AUSF Asia University Cheerleading Championship in Seoul on 4 September.
The event is hosted by the Asian University Sports Federation and organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and supervised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the National Sports Promotion Foundation, the Korea Sports Council. Also Sponsored by Korea Cheerleading Association, the Seoul Metropolitan Sports Council, the Seoul Cheerleading Association, the KUSB Korea University Sports Committee, and Korea University Cheerleading Federation.
Due to the COVID-19, the Championship is held online. The last day of the event is 15 October.
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