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Gwangju 2015 Universiade Briefing to Gov't Reps Promises Successful Games
Universiade Briefing
Gwangju 2015 Universiade Briefing to Gov't Reps Promises Successful Games
  • By matthew
  • April 3, 2015, 05:00
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President Park Geun-hye gives her thoughts at the Gwangju 2015 Universiade presentation by organizing committee members on Wednesday.
President Park Geun-hye gives her thoughts at the Gwangju 2015 Universiade presentation by organizing committee members on Wednesday.

 

The Gwangju 2015 Universiade Organizing Committee (GUOC) invited President Park Geun-hye and other governmental leaders to assess its final preparations on Wednesday.

Over 150 government officials, sports figures, and citizens attended the briefing, including the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Minister of Unification, Vice Minister of National Defense, and GUOC Co-President Kim Hwang-sik. They inspected preparations for the international multi-sport competition for university athletes to be held later this year, focusing on how to promote the Universiade throughout the country and find ways to efficiently collaborate with different areas and departments to help South Korea's international standing.

GUOC President Yoon Jang-hyun presented the preparations of the Eco, Peace, IT, Culture (EPIC) Universiade Gwangju 2015 explaining the current status of logistics, accommodations, and cultural and tourism programs that will be provided to more than 20,000 athletes, officials, and press from over 170 countries.

Kim Jong-deok, minister of culture, sports and tourism presented a detailed plan to support the GUOC in cultural and tourism programs, traffic, arrivals and departures, promotion, safety, and security. In addition, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism expressed its commitment to promote the World University Games by offering Gwangju Universiade tour packages.

The Ministry of Justice announced its commitment to arrange dedicated access and to simplify customs for Universiade participants.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport committed to increase the number of high-speed trains (KTX) running from the Incheon International Airport to Gwangju in just 2 hours and 10 minutes.  

Moreover, each government organization guaranteed that they would purchase tickets to Universiade events including its opening and closing ceremonies.