|Title||Yesan-gun, prepares for the 68th Chungnam Sports Festival|
Yesan-gun, prepares for the 68th Chungnam Sports Festival
- Initiating the preparation work for next year’s sports festival -
Yesan-gun has initiated the preparation work for the 68th Chungnam Sports Festival, the aim of which is to build solidarity among the residents of Chungcheongnam-do Province.
On August 11, Yesan was designated as the host for the sports festival next year by the Chungnam Sports Festival Committee during a meeting at the Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Office. Since then, the county officials have launched efforts to ensure the successful hosting of the event.
The Chungnam Sports Festival, set to take place in Yesan next June under the slogan, “The Grand Dream of Yesan, the Power of Unified Chungnam!”, is expected to be a sports festival of “harmony,” bringing together 2.1 million residents of Chungnam, “hope,” presenting a vision for the mutual growth of Chungnam and Yesan, “development,” with Yesan emerging as the center of Naepo, and “PR,” with Yesan promoted as a place of romance and healing.
The county has announced its plans to mainly use the existing facilities as a way to reduce costs, and conclude the 68th Chungnam Sports Festival, being hosted for the first time in 13 years, as the most successful festival in its history, with voluntary participation of the county residents.
With this vision, the county has established a master plan to ensure flawless execution of the prep work and organization of the events, and the sub-master plans and execution plans are to be established by each agency and department involved by October 18.
There will be 19 official events including track and field and football as well as 2 pilot events including tennis for elementary school students and ssireum (Korean wrestling). The county plans to collaborate with the relevant organizations to repair and upgrade 23 venues to maximize the utility of the existing facilities and to ensure seamless hosting of the events.
The county representative said, “We are sparing no efforts to ensure that the 68th Chungnam Sports Festival, held for the first time in 13 years, becomes the most successful event in its history, inspiring the participants and presenting a fun time. We ask the county and provincial residents to show their enthusiasm and participate in the festival so that it can bring together 2.1 million residents of our province.”