The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced that it will see the sports industry as a new national growth engine and grow the scale of the domestic sports industry to more than 100 trillion won by 2027.
On the 14th, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Sports Association held a ‘2023 Korea Sports Vision Reporting Session’ at the Velodrome Stadium in the National Athletes’ Village in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do. About 1,600 people attended, including national players and leaders, city and city/county/district sports venues, and life sports club members, and President Yoon Seok-yeol also visited the event and encouraged the athletes. The vision briefing session was held at the same time as the opening ceremony for the national team training to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games held in September and the celebration of the election of the 2nd civil election city and athletics chairman. At the event, almost all areas related to Korean sports were raised as topics, such as support for the national team to strengthen the international competitiveness of sports, support for regional and school sports for the growth of elite sports, welfare for athletes, and revitalization of sports for life. The government has also selected as ‘achievement tasks’ such as improving the treatment of national players and coaches, preparing finances for retired players, cultivating elite sports talent, supporting customized sports activities for all people’s life cycles, and expanding lifestyle sports centered on sports clubs. . 안전놀이터
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun said, “The sports industry is a new and differentiated growth engine. We will raise the scale of the sports industry, which is worth 64 trillion won by 2021, to more than 100 trillion won by 2027, laying the foundation for self-reliance in the sports field.” Minister Park added, “We will grow the sports industry through the convergence of K-culture and sports and star business.”
President Yoon, who visited the Jincheon National Training Center for the first time after taking office, gave a congratulatory address, saying, “I am delighted to share the vision of the Jincheon National Training Center, which contains the sweat and passion of athletes. It’s time to prepare for a new leap forward. The sports industry will be fostered as a national growth engine. We have successfully hosted the Olympics and the World Cup twice. It has a world-class sports infrastructure and the best players.” President Yoon said, “Elite sports must be at the highest level in the world. We will promote sports welfare policies that improve national health and pursue high-quality welfare. We will closely expand the sports infrastructure,” he promised.
Lee Ki-heung, chairman of the Korea Sports Association, said, “The Korea Sports Association will work with the government to strengthen support for elite sports and sports for everyday life, and strive to create a healthy sports ecosystem.” I will do my best,” he promised.