The Gangwon-Chuncheon World Taekwondo Culture Festival (hereinafter referred to as the Culture Festival) concluded on the afternoon of the 24th with great success The organizing committee held a closing ceremony at a special stadium in Songam Sports Town, the venue of the festival, and presented plaques of appreciation and merit to volunteers who helped make the festival a success. The tournament, which was held for seven days from April 18, was highlighted by the simultaneous holding of four international competitions sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).In particular, the construction of a new WTF headquarters building in Chuncheon and the confirmation of hosting the convention for three consecutive years from next year are considered the biggest achievements of the festival .The city of Chuncheon quickly formed an organizing committee to host the event after the WTF decided to bid for the headquarters. An unprecedented four international events were held simultaneously in Chuncheon, and the decision to build the federation’s headquarters building on the shores of Uiam Lake was made at the WTF Executive Committee meeting on the opening day. The WTF headquarters will be a four-story building with an estimated investment of 19 billion won, including government funding, and is expected to be completed by 2027.It was also decided that Chuncheon will host three World Taekwondo Championships for three consecutive years starting next year. Chuncheon hopes to revitalize the local game through large-scale events such as international competitions and conferences once the headquarters of the WTF, the Olympic taekwondo bargaining body approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is built. With 212 countries participating in the WTF, it is one of the largest international sports organizations in terms of size. “By hosting the headquarters of the WTF, which has more than 200 member nations, Chuncheon will be able to develop a global city brand and hold frequent conferences, making it stand out as the world’s taekwondo center,” said Lee Sang-min, chairman of the Games Organizing Committee .In addition to the World Taekwondo Demonstration Competition, which drew applause from the audience for its spectacular aerial kicks, songpan breaking, and group military dance, the World Taekwondo Beach Championships, held for the first time in four years due to COVID-19, were held against the backdrop of the spectacular Uiam Lake. In particular, the World Taekwondo Federation Demonstration Team’s defeating demonstration to commemorate the WTF Chuncheon bid on the 21st attracted many visitors and made the festival shine even brighter .In addition, the Octagon Diamond Games, held for the first time in Korea, immersed visitors in the excitement of the games, and the World Para Taekwondo Open Challenge, held for the first time to discover outstanding athletes who will compete in the Paris Paralympics next year, left a meaningful mark. In addition, exotic events such as the ZERO-G Trickking Gathering, which expressed the characteristics of trickking in the air as a sub-competition, also attracted visitors .Behind the success of the festival was the dedication of the volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. More than 1,300 volunteers, including police, firefighters, and the Lee Tongjang Association, worked to maintain the venue’s environment, provide information, control traffic, and cheer on visitors. Hyoja 2-dong bankers helped to create a clean environment by collecting trash at the festival site, and police, model drivers’ association, and self-policing squad members helped to ensure pedestrian safety, contributing to the success 온라인카지노 of the festival.