The Asia-Pacific Masters Championships held in Jeonbuk ended today.
The event was successfully held amidst friendship and harmony among people around the world, but the economic ripple effect is unknown.
Reporter Sujin Lee reports.
Due to COVID-19, the Asia-Pacific Masters and Ahregan World Sports Festival, held in Jeonbuk after 5 years, have come to an end.
More than 14,000 people participated in this event, more than double that of the previous Penang, Malaysia event.
He overcame his disability and age to show his sports spirit to the fullest.
[Roscoe McDonnell/Athletics Participant/Australia : “I got into a really bad car accident. Sometimes I rode my bike twice a day, three times a week and trained hard. Eight medals were my goal, but I won four gold medals. Too bad. I’m happy.”]
About 1,300 volunteers and 300 supporters participated, demonstrating the potential of Jeonbuk residents. [Soundbite] Kim Gwan-yeong(Chairperson, Jeonbuk Asia-Pacific Masters Organizing Committee) : “Fellow citizens, thank you so much for
being with us. I think it was a time to prove once again that we can do anything well together.”
It cost a billion won.
However, the expected economic effect of 80 billion won is still questionable.
[Soundbite] Yun Soo-bong(Culture, Construction and Safety Committee, Jeonbuk Provincial Council) : “Despite the fact that more than 14,000 athletes visited Jeollabuk-do, the economic effect seems to have fallen short of expectations.” Not even a hundred people rode.카지노사이트
In addition, there were setbacks such as tardiness and game delays due to the lack of foreign language interpreters and inexperienced transportation information at the stadium. [Masters Tournament Participant/Voice Modified : “There were cases where the shuttle bus was delayed, so
the game started a little late, and I couldn’t get in touch with the guide, so I waited for more than 30 minutes and now I can’t come…”]
We passed the Masters competition, promising to meet again in Abu Dhabi.
This is Sujin Lee from KBS News.