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Gangwon to Invest KRW 53.3 Billion in National Sports Festival

According to Newsis,

The Gangwon Provincial Government and the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) have finally reached an agreement on methods to hold swimming competitions for the 96th National Sports Festival.

According to the Gangwon Provincial Government, KOC has agreed to hold swimming races at the Chuncheon Sports Center after repairing it and hold diving and synchronized swimming competitions in other cities.

With the agreement reached, the Gangwon Provincial Government is now going to start preparing for the festival. It will invest KRW 53.3 billion in 27 sports arenas for three years to repair or equip them with necessary facilities.

It has planned to invest KRW 12.69 billion to build a softball arena in Wonju-si (City), establish an assistant stadium for track and field competitions in Gangeung-si (City), and repair the Gangeung Stadium before the opening of the festival.

An official from the Gangwon Provincial Government said, “We will do our best to successfully host the national sports festival, which will be held in our region in 19 years.”

Meanwhile, the 96th National Sports Festival will be held in October 2015, with 30,000 participants from 16 cities.

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Source: Newsis (Mar. 11, 2013)

** This article was translated from the Korean.