With the new year comes new memories to be made. We look forward to
using the sport to build a better society and improving everybody’s well-being.
This issue introduces
the 2022 mega sports event calendar. The Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Asian
Games, and Summer WUG await us. Let us not miss the exciting interview with Mr.
Kim Woo-jin, the archery gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic. He is actively
promoting Chungcheong 2027!
The Major Sporting Events in
the World for 2022
The year 2022 promises to be another exciting year of
The calendar appears to be more choc-a-block with
mega-sporting events than any other year. From the Winter Olympics to the
World Cup, Asian Games, and Summer WUG. They will be held one after another,
making the hearts of worldwide sports fans flutter. We (CMBC) also deliver a
message of hope through sport events and expect a new history to be written.
Firstly, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will be held
in Beijing, the capital of China, from 4 February. The players in 15 sports and
109 events will showcase their honed skills. A distinctive feature of this Beijing 2022 is the increase in women's and mixed competitions compared to previous
Olympics, in line with the spread of gender equality values.
The 31st Summer WUG in Chengdu will start on 26 June.
It is the first world-class sporting event to be held in western China. We hope
the Chengdu 2021, running until 7 July, will comfort the regret harbored in our
hearts by the cancellation of the Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade. Undoubtedly,
Chengdu will also have a sustainable sports legacy pursued by FISU through the
The Asian Games, a multi-sport event, shall also kick
off in Hangzhou, China, on 10 September. Esports and breakdancing are listed as
official medal sport at Hangzhou so that you will enjoy their first-time
competition at the Asian Games.
Last but not least, the FIFA World Cup will be held on
21 November in Qatar. Again, it will bring fans together around the passion,
joy, tears, and love for the game. The qualifying tournaments are underway on
each continent, leading to an exciting finals event.
Now, all we have to do is cheer for the athletes who
are up to the infinite challenge.
Enjoy the ride!
Team Korea in Beijing 2022
The opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter
Olympics is only two weeks away. Republic of Korea will send a delegation
composed of 50 executives, and 60 players. The Korean Sport &
Olympic Committee (KSOC) held a Media Day at Jincheon National Training Center
in Chungbuk on the 5th, pledging to excel at the Olympics.
Korean athletes will compete in six events: short
track, speed skating, figure skating, curling, snowboarding, and skiing. We are
proud of our athletes who have practiced with great perseverance preparing for
the Beijing Olympics despite unexpected difficulties.
The Chungcheong athlete competitions will be worth
watching. Cha Jun-hwan and Lee Si-hyeong, representing Sejong city, have won
tickets to participate in figure skating. For the first time in history, Korean
athletes will compete in men's figure skating, making us happier as they are
both from Chungcheong. We would also like to ask for your support for Jang Yu-jin,
from Sejong City, representing Korea in the freestyle ski.
Please look forward to the stunning performances of
Korean athletes and athletes from Chungcheong!
"Chungcheong, a city where athletes feel at home and
Kim Woo-jin is undoubtedly the world's best archer after winning a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics archery team event and a triple crown at the 2021 World Archery Championships, the first time in the history of the World Archery Championships. He also participated in five Universiades since 2011 and won two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals in individual and team competitions.
"When I participated in Universiade, I really enjoyed competing with college students from other countries and was thrilled when each medal was hung around my neck," he recalls.
"One of the great advantages of the 2027 WUG in Chungcheong is
the short distances between sports venues and accommodation
which will save athletes from long travel and fatigue.
I can assure my fellow athletes that the main sports venues and facilities are less than an hour away from the Games Village,
which will greatly improve our performance."
Hearing the news that Chungcheong was bidding to host
the 2027 WUG, he didn't hesitate to provide his full support. He took the job
of co-chair of the Chungcheong 2027 Summer WUG Promotion Group launched in
October last year, to tell his dream of becoming a world-class archer as a boy
born and raised in Chungcheong.
As a member of the Cheongju City archer team
in Chungbuk, Kim shared his strong wish, "I hope that the WUG, which promotes
the friendship of college students worldwide, will be held in Chungcheong so
that they can enjoy the traditions and culture of Chungcheong to the