The 2027 Chungcheong District Summer World University Games (hereinafter referred to as the Chungcheong U Championship) has been lame from the establishment of the organizing committee.

On March 24, the inaugural general meeting was held, and the organizing committee approved the appointment of a full-time vice chairman (Lee Chang-seop, former chairman of the National Sports Complex) and a full-time secretary general (Yoon Gang-ro, director of the International Sports Diplomacy Institute), and even awarded a letter of appointment. The organizing committee planned to launch the office by obtaining permission from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to complete the registration and launch a corporation within May, but difficulties continue.

Shortly after the inaugural general meeting in March, the Korea Sports Association raised an objection that the formation of the organizing committee, which violated the provision of Article 3 of the agreement, ‘consultation of the organizing committee in consultation with the sports association’, was null and void at the source, and renegotiations began. The Korea Sports Council insisted that the appointment of the chairman and the secretary general should go through consultation, and in particular, the appointment of the secretary general is not a matter that can be appointed by public offering without consultation on the procedure. Then, it requested ‘a single appointment of vice chairman and secretary general (Lee Chang-seop)’, ‘establishment of the position of vice president’, ‘recommendation or dispatch of the Korean Olympic Committee in related fields when forming an organizing committee’, and suggested ‘appointment of a single organizing committee chairperson to cycle through four provinces’. . However, four cities and provinces in the Chungcheong region (Daejeon, Sejong, Chungnam, and Chungbuk) expressed their intention not to accept the single appointment, saying, “The Secretary General will appoint Director Yoon Kang-ro, who was selected through a public offering.” He said he would accept the position of the Sports Association for other agenda items, such as the organizing committee chairman and vice-president.

On the 3rd, after a meeting between Lee Ki-heung, the Korea Olympic Committee, the 2nd Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yong-man, and the heads of four provinces and cities, the atmosphere changed. An agreement was reached to appoint the vice chairman and secretary general as the same person (Vice Chairman Lee Chang-seop), and Sejong City sent an official letter to Director Yoon Gang-ro on the 18th stating that Vice Chairman Lee Chang-seop would concurrently serve as secretary-general. Then, it was decided to hold the inaugural general meeting again at Daejeon City Hall on the 19th to amend the articles of incorporation, which stipulates the concurrent positions of vice chairman and secretary general. However, the inaugural general meeting was canceled. The heads of the four local governments accepted this as the official opinion of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as Vice Minister Cho attended the meeting, but this was not the official position of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism requested a re-examination as re-hosting the inaugural general meeting with different contents from the inaugural general meeting held on March 24 could be a legal and external problem. The position of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is that “it is impossible legally and in principle to overturn the existing decision without a reasonable reason or procedure in a situation where the inaugural general meeting has already been held, the articles of incorporation has been approved, and the letter of appointment has been awarded.” Then, the Korea Sports Council also conveyed its position that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will proceed with the approval process for the establishment of a corporation as decided by the inaugural general meeting in March. Director Yoon, who was appointed through a public offering, also protested that he lost his position as secretary-general overnight, so he filed a national petition and suggested legal action.

While the Korea Sports Council raises its voice, saying that personnel appointments that have not gone through consultation cannot be recognized 메이저사이트, the Organizing Committee and some in the political world are also pointing out the respect for the Organizing Committee’s autonomy and personnel intervention. It is already difficult to reconcile the understanding of the four cities and provinces, but the Chungcheong U-tournament, which was attracted by one earnest desire for the future of Chungcheong-do, is being stained before it is even launched due to personnel-related noises and internal turmoil in the sports world. As for the government and the organizing committee, after notifying the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in an official document of the appointment of Secretary General Yun Kang-ro, the skit of holding the inaugural general meeting again after two months, and the justification and legal burden of pushing out the secretary general who was selected through public offering are also great. .

The Korean Olympic Committee held a joint meeting of 17 provincial and provincial sports association heads and directors of the Korean Olympic Committee at the completion ceremony of the Jincheon National Training Center track construction project in early June to discuss current issues, including the withdrawal from the host partners of the Chungcheong U Games, and prepare a press conference. We intend to respond vigorously. FISU’s original deadline of May 11, which stipulated the establishment of an organizing committee within six months after the bid was confirmed, has already passed, and the deadline extended to the end of this month is less than 10 days away. International disgrace is a concern.

The Summer U Games, which will be held in Chungcheong Province in August 2027, will attract 150 countries and 15,000 athletes in 18 events, which will have an economic ripple effect of KRW 2,728.9 billion, an employment effect of 10,499 people, and an employment effect of 7,244 people. , It is a competition that was desperately held with national support with aspirations and expectations for common development in the Chungcheong region, such as attracting 2 million foreign visitors by 2030. It’s not time to fight. Just like the day when the four cities and provinces of Chungcheong Province, the Korea Sports Association, and the government succeeded in attracting the city, true cooperation for the national interest is needed.

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