The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, along with the Korea Sports Council, held a 2023 Korea Sports Vision Reporting session with the vision of ‘K-Sports leaping forward with freedom and solidarity’ at the National Athletes’ Village in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do on the 14th.
About 1,600 people, including national players and leaders, city and county and district sports venues, and life sports club members, attended this briefing session to encourage the national team ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games in September and to promote the popularly elected second city and province sports venues elected in December last year. It was set up as a place to celebrate.
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 were able to cheer and be happy thanks to ‘Team Korea’.” “We will cultivate a climate of friendship, respect, and consideration for losers. We will create a sports policy infused with freedom and solidarity.”
The ‘Athlete’s Wind’ event opened with a big drum performance by the Korean traditional percussion group ‘IN Pungryu’ to announce a new start with the vision and aspirations of an athlete.
Then, the video ‘Wish of an Athlete’, which contains the achievements of the sports world and the aspirations of an athlete, was screened.
In the video, Shin Yu-bin, the national table tennis representative, who wants student athletes to work together with schoolwork, Hwang Seon-woo, the national swimmer, who requested world-class scientific training and support, Youth Sports Festival badminton participant who wants to expand sports opportunities for female students, Lee So-min, a 3rd grader student, sports life It contains the wish of Jeon Nam-soo, the leader of the elementary school Taekwondo sports team, who wants to promote stability and welfare.
In response to the wishes of athletes, Minister Park announced a vision for the direction of the current government’s sports policy.
According to the policy vision, the size of the sports industry, which is about 64 trillion won in 2021, will grow to more than 100 trillion won by 2027, laying the foundation for self-reliance in sports fields.
From the start-up stage to becoming a global company, step-by-step support is also prepared for commercialization, market development, and overseas expansion.
In addition, it acts as a priming water by increasing sports loans and expanding financial support such as fund investment.
Realizing high added value in the sports industry through convergence with K-culture and support for the development of new materials, discovering players, training and marketing so that star business models such as Son Heung-min, whose economic ripple effect is estimated at about 2 trillion won, can take root in the sports industry. support to grow the market.
Minister Park also revealed his vision for the world’s best training environment for ‘national heroes’ and elite sportsmen who raise the status of Korea.
The national team training allowance is steadily increased, professional training facilities are expanded, and sports science support that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI), Metaverse, and ChatGPT is used to build world-class professional sports support capabilities
In order to stabilize life and promote welfare for athletes, a new athlete mutual aid project is launched, and career and start-up support policies are also advanced so that they can work as sports experts after retirement.
Support for participation in international competitions, where the outstanding skills of sportsmen are released and national joy explodes, is also provided. The World Baseball Classic in March, the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July, and the Hangzhou Asian Games in September support the Korean team to show off their honed skills to their heart’s content.
The 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games plans to show a new side of the sports festival in connection with K-culture and prepare without a hitch so that it becomes a stage for great challenges for the future generation of youth athletes.
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.
Incentives (as of 2023, up to KRW 50,000 per person) to use sports facilities or purchase sports equipment are provided to people engaged in sports activities, and a structure is created to create a virtuous cycle of sports consumption.
In order to ‘guarantee fair access to culture’, an environment where all citizens can enjoy and share sports without discrimination is also created.
In line with the government’s keynote of ‘friendly to the weak’, we will break down the barriers between the disabled and the non-disabled to create an environment where they can enjoy sports activities together. As a representative example, support for the construction of the Bandabi Sports Center, a space where disabled and non-disabled people can mingle together, will be expanded to 150 places by 2027.
Starting from the new semester in March, the number of days required for student athletes to participate in competitions and training will be quadrupled from 5 days to 20 for elementary school students, and 2 to 3 times for middle and high school students. The conversion of weekday competitions to weekend competitions 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 under the Yoon Seok-yeol administration because it was difficult to combine sports and studies, will disappear.”
Sports promotion is expanding its horizons through public-private cooperation. Expand support to strengthen the capacity of local sports associations, which are the basis for local sports.
Athletes’ wishes and desires will be materialized as tasks through on-site opinion collection and announced in the ‘1st Sports Promotion Basic Plan’. 온라인카지노
Also, in the future, the government plans to develop major policies through the National Sports Policy Committee with athletes to maximize the value of field-oriented K-Sports.
After the announcement of the vision, the full-scale start of training for the national team was announced prior to the Hangzhou Asian Games, and modern pentathlon national team Jeon Woong-tae, national badminton national team member Ahn Se-yeong, and squash national team coach Kang Ho-seok were sworn in as player representatives.
In addition, 39 members of the national cycling team put on a cycle performance in the sense that all sportspeople together declared the sports vision of Korea and formed a consensus.