Resilience to Attract World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters in Chuncheon

Resilience to attract World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters in Chuncheon

Standing tall in the center of Taekwondo

Approval of the agreement before the city council…

The World Taekwondo Culture Festival kicks off on the 18th.


In Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, is one step closer to hosting the World Taekwondo Federation (WT) headquarters.

Recently, at the Chuncheon City Council, the agreement to relocate the WT headquarters was passed after twists and turns, gaining momentum.

WT Headquarters

The WT headquarters construction project will be built on a 4-story scale on a site of about 3,600 square meters in Songam Sports Town,

plans to start construction next year and complete it in 2026.

The project cost is about 19 billion won, securing government and provincial funds is a task in the future.

Previously, the City Council Standing Committee changed the agreement period from 50 years to 30 years through amendment of the motion, then adjusted the 5-year automatic agreement to a renewal agreement. 스포츠토토

Culture Festival

As a result, it is highly likely that the decision to attract the headquarters will be made

through a meeting during the Gangwon-Chuncheon World Taekwondo Culture Festival,

which will be held from the 18th.

The cultural festival is a large-scale festival in which four games are held simultaneously in the Songam Sports Town area:

the World Taekwondo Beach Championships,

the Octagon Diamond Games, the World Taekwondo Demonstration Contest,

the World Para Taekwondo Open Challenge.

As Chuncheon City expects that hosting international events

such as various international competitions and conferences

related to taekwondo will be of great help in revitalizing the local economy

by hosting the WT headquarters.

It is expected to have a significant ripple effect

on the local lodging and restaurant industries,

which have been stagnant so far.

Cultural Tourism Industry

In addition, it is expected that the cultural tourism industry,

such as the Samaksan Lake cable car, King Canoe, and Uiamho Mullegil,

the sports Mice industry related to Taekwondo will become new food for the region.

The WT Headquarters is one of the largest international sports organizations in terms of scale,

with 212 countries participating in it.

In particular, WT is an Olympic Taekwondo negotiating body

approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC),

and it is possible to nurture and advance a global city

brand through related marketing.

Attracting the WT headquarters is a project

promoted by the mayor of Chuncheon, who has been working hard.

I met with President Cho Jung-won, who visited Goseong last year,

conveyed my intention to attract the city,

and being one step ahead of competing local governments

by preoccupying issues was a great help in attracting the city.


Taekwondo is also a very important factor in the creation

of an educational city that Chuncheon City is focusing on.

The goal is to nurture global talents equipped

with physical strength by combining Taekwondo with children’s daily lives.

To this end, Chuncheon City plans to establish

a Taekwondo-related department in connection with local universities.

Currently, in Chuncheon, the Korea Open International Taekwondo Championship,

attended by 3,200 people from 60 countries, is being held until the 14th.

The Chuncheon City Mayor Yuk Dong-han said on the 13th,

“As Chuncheon rises to become an international global city,

attracting the WT headquarters will be a catalyst.”

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