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30 November 2010 | in Multisports, Summer Universiade

2015 SU Update: Both Koreas Marching Together Again after 2003 SU?

North & South Korea march in together at the Opening Ceremony of the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu, Korea

 

GUANGZHOU“We are planning to field a joint South Korean/North Korean team at the 2015 Gwangju University Games,” Mr Yoon-suk Kim, Secretary General of the games’ organizing committee told AIPS Asia Congress delegates on November 27th.

Although five years from now, the organizers of the 2015 Gwangju Universiade in South Korea, have a vision for peace, with plans to field a unified team at the Games.

Speaking at the AIPS Asia Congress at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guangzhou, Mr Yoon-suk Kim told delegates he hoped a unified Korean team would help to solve the problems his country is facing, particularly in the current crisis facing the Korean Peninsular.

The Gwangju OC would also like to implement the AIPS/FISU Young Reporters’ Programme which will debut at next year’s Shenzhen University Games in southern China, Mr Kim told delegates of the International Sports Journalist Association’s Asian continental section. “This would be the perfect forum to encourage peace and understanding among our younger generation and to give young journalists the opportunity to experience a multi-sport event,” he concluded.

At the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu, Korea, both Koreas entered the stadium as one delegation under the Korean Peninsula Flag and received the Fair-Play Award for it.

 

(Source: Roslyn Morris, AIPS Secretary General)