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  • 2019.07.12 ~ 07.28
    D-day D - 632
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  • FINA

SPORTS LOVING CITY

GWANGJU CITY

gwangju Known as the city of Light, Gwangju is a metropolitan city full of life and excitement. FINA delegations and fans from around the world can look forward to experiencing Aquatics in a modern city set in a picturesque traditional setting.
Famous for its rich and diverse cuisine and culture, Gwangju is a city on the rise. Nestled in the Southwestern part of the Korean Peninsular, the exquisite scenery along the outskirts of the city gives citizens and tourists an incredible and peaceful image of the natural surroundings of Gwangju. However as soon as one enters the city, refreshing energy can be felt on the streets of this sporting city.

THE SPORTS LOVING CITY

Gwangju believes in the value and power of sports. The city operates and supports a number of local sport teams and youth sports clubs, in addition to become a home of the professional sport teams.

Furthermore, the city plans to set policies to achieve the initiative of "Sports Loving City 2020 Gwangju"

RANKED 24th IN GLOBAL SPORTS CITY INDEX UK Sportcal, 2015

GWANGJU'S PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM KIA Tigers(baseball), Gwangju FC(football)

FOSTERING VARIOUS SPORTS TEAMS

Women's handball team, archery team, fencing team, youth clubs

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS EVENTS

  • 2002 FIFA World cup
  • 2010 & 2012 FIVB Volleyball World League
  • 2012 World University Badminton Championship
  • 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade
  • 18th FINA World Championships & World Masters Championships

VARIOUS LIVING SPORTS ENVIRONMENT

  • Mudeung mountain climbing courses (walking & hiking course)
  • Mudeungsan YETGIL (old paths)
  • Yeongsangang river bicycle trails
  • Rock climbing & paragliding