Resilience to attract World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters in Chuncheon… Standing tall in the center of Taekwondo

Posted Posted onAugust 14, 2023 Comments0

Gangwon Chuncheon City is one step closer to hosting the World Taekwondo Federation (WT) headquarters.

Recently, at the Chuncheon City Council, the agreement to relocate the WT headquarters was passed after twists and turns, gaining momentum.

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The WT headquarters construction project will be built on a 4-story scale on a site of about 3,600 square meters in Songam Sports Town, and plans to start construction next year and complete it in 2026.

The project cost is about 19 billion won, and securing government and provincial funds is a task in the future.

Previously, the City Council Standing Committee changed the agreement period from 50 years to 30 years through amendment of the motion, and then adjusted the 5-year automatic agreement to a renewal agreement.

Chuncheon Mayor Yuk Dong-han (left) and city hall officials welcoming the inspection team for the bid last April

As a result, it is highly likely that the decision to attract the headquarters will be made through a meeting during the Gangwon-Chuncheon World Taekwondo Culture Festival, which will be held from the 18th.

The cultural festival is a large-scale festival in which four games are held simultaneously in the Songam Sports Town area: the World Taekwondo Beach Championships, the Octagon Diamond Games, the World Taekwondo Demonstration Contest, and the World Para Taekwondo Open Challenge.

On April 18th, crowds welcoming the inspection team to attract headquarters

Chuncheon City expects that hosting international events such as various international competitions and conferences related to taekwondo will be of great help in revitalizing the local economy by hosting the WT headquarters.

It is expected to have a significant ripple effect on the local lodging and restaurant industries, which have been stagnant so far.

In addition, it is expected that the cultural tourism industry, such as the Samaksan Lake cable car, King Canoe, and Uiamho Mullegil, and the sports Mice industry related to Taekwondo will become new food for the region.

The WT Headquarters is one of the largest international sports organizations in terms of scale, with 212 countries participating in it.

Chuncheon City

In particular, WT is an Olympic Taekwondo negotiating body approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and it is possible to nurture and advance a global city brand through related marketing.

Attracting the WT headquarters is a project promoted by the mayor of Chuncheon, who has been working hard.

I met with President Cho Jung-won, who visited Goseong last year, and conveyed my intention to attract the city, and being one step ahead of competing local governments by preoccupying issues was a great help in attracting the city.안전놀이터

Chuncheon Mayor Yuk Dong-han held a press conference on the World Taekwondo Federation headquarters in April

Taekwondo is also a very important factor in the creation of an educational city that Chuncheon City is focusing on.

The goal is to nurture global talents equipped with physical strength by combining Taekwondo with children’s daily lives.

To this end, Chuncheon City plans to establish a Taekwondo-related department in connection with local universities.

Currently, in Chuncheon, the Korea Open International Taekwondo Championship, attended by 3,200 people from 60 countries, is being held until the 14th.

2023 Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championship Opening Ceremony

Chuncheon City Mayor Yuk Dong-han said on the 13th, “As Chuncheon rises to become an international global city, attracting the WT headquarters will be a catalyst.”


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