MON, MAY 23, 2022
4 Cities of Chungcheong Region selected as 2027 World University Games Summer Final Candidate City
4 Cities of Chungcheong Region selected as 2027 World University Games Summer Final Candidate City
  • weekly, walkintoKorea
  • 승인 2022.01.27 11:28
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

Daejeon, Sejong, South Chungcheong Province, and North Chungcheong Province are the 4 cities that have been selected as final host cities for the 2027 WUG (World University Games Summer).

According to the Daejeon Metropolitan Government on the 26th, the joint hosting committee of the 2027 World University Games Summer recently received a letter from Eric Saintrond, Secretary-General of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). FISU announced the selection of candidate cities and the schedule for the selection of the final host city.

The final selection of the host city will be decided at the executive committee's general meeting in Ekaterinburg, Russia, on October 9, three months earlier than the original. From next month to August, after going through a technical check by the FISU working group and negotiations on the bid file, an on-site evaluation by the executive committee will be conducted in September. The final host city will then be selected through the final presentation (presentation) and voting of the candidate cities at the executive committee meeting in Russia on October 9.

So far, the Chungcheong region of the Republic of Korea and two North Carolina sites, which have competed in the past, have challenged the bid for the 2027 competition. In the meantime, in the Chungcheong region, four cities and provinces in Daejeon, Sejong, North Chungcheong Province, and South Chungcheong Province, agreed to host the event in July 2020, and received approval from the Korean Sports Council and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2021, leaving only the final domestic procedure, the review of international events by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

The four cities and provinces in the Chungcheong region formed a joint bid committee and submitted a bid to FISU in September last year, and this time, they were officially selected as candidate cities and are now able to engage in full-scale bid activities.

In the future, the joint bid committee will work together to attract all of the Chungcheong regions, such as activation promotion committees by provinces and provinces, operation of administrative support councils by cities and provinces, publicity using various media, signature campaign for 1 million Chungcheong residents, cooperation with universities in Chungcheong region and the sports community.

The World University Games Summer (formerly the Universiade) is an international general competition held every odd year on a biennial basis, in which 15,000 college students from 150 countries participate. This year, the 2021 Games, which were postponed last year, will be held in Chengdu, China in June.

Main News