With Kim Yeong-hwan, governor of North Chungcheong Province, suspending support, saying he would reduce the waste of manpower and budget, the plan is to move the secretariat to another region and continue promoting the event.
According to the World Martial Arts Masterships Committee (WMC) on the 25th, discussions are currently underway with at least four local governments to relocate the WMC secretariat.
There are four regions of interest: the metropolitan area, Chungcheong area, Honam, and Yeongnam.
WMC is in the process of last-minute coordination with each local government, and plans to confirm the relocated local government around the middle or end of February.
A WMC official said, “We are discussing the transfer conditions with various local governments,” and said, “We will be able to confirm the relocation local government between the middle and the end of next month.”
He continued, “WMC was created in Chungbuk, and I hoped it would stay in Chungbuk if possible.” He added, “We tried to become self-reliant with corporate sponsorship, but we decided that it would be difficult to operate without local government support for the time being, so we decided to move the secretariat.”
Discussions on WMC joining the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are also expected to begin in earnest. This is because the dissolution of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), which WMC joined at the end of 2021, was recently confirmed.
The assets of GAISF and each sports federation are expected to belong to the Sports Accord under the IOC. While working under the management system of the IOC, discussions about joining the IOC are expected to take place. 카지노사이트
WMC was founded in August 2016 by Lee Si-jong, former governor of Chungcheongbuk-do. Headquartered in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, it held various competitions such as the World Martial Arts Masterships.
However, while spending more than 20 billion won in the tournament budget, criticism continued that it was a waste of blood tax and a neighborhood party.
It failed to gain sympathy from the citizens, and there were criticisms that it was a realistically unreasonable event for local governments to promote.
During the tournament, noise such as the problem of foreign players leaving, waste of budget, weak budget support and dispatch of public officials continued.
For this reason, concerns that the event will disappear when former governor Lee’s term of office ends, and theories of futility have been constantly raised.
Governor Kim Young-hwan pledged to abolish the World Martial Arts Masterships during his candidacy, and after his inauguration decided to stop all his manpower and related budget support.
With the support from local governments cut off in a situation where the foundation for self-reliance was not prepared, WMC could no longer continue its operations with its headquarters in Cheongju.
Former Governor Lee Si-jong, chairman of the WMC, is working hard to join the IOC and pass the amendment to the Traditional Martial Arts Promotion Act to continue promoting the event.