The term of office of the head of the National Athletes’ Village is a ‘rubber band tenure’ 

March 3, 2023 0 Comments

The term of office of the head of the national team is a ‘rubber band term’. The terms of office for the former 25 Athletes’ Villages vary from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 18 years. The president of the Korea Sports Council is criticized for not giving preferential treatment to the head of the village, who is the role model of the national team players, but for arbitrarily replacing the head of the village, whose term of office is still left.

For this reason, it is pointed out that it is desirable to have major sports events such as the Asian Games and Olympics held for four years, starting at least with the term of the president of the Korea Sports Association.

The Korea Sports Association (Chairman Lee Ki-heung) held an inauguration ceremony for the 26th president of the National Athletes’ Village, Jang Jae-geun (61), at the Grand Auditorium of the Champion House in Jincheon National Athletes’ Village on the 2nd. Jang Jae-geun, the new mayor, is from a Gyeonggi-do who won two consecutive gold medals in the men’s 200m at the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games and the 1986 Seoul Asian Games. He served as the national athletics short-distance coach, director of the Korea Association of Athletics Federations, and director of the Seoul City Hall, and was recognized for his ability to nurture and manage athletes.

In particular, he set a new Asian record and a new Korean record in a row in the basic sport of athletics, and through his rich experience as a leader, he will make a great contribution to managing the team and strengthening their performance at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which are six months away, and the 2024 Paris Olympics, which will be held in July next year. The Korean Olympic Committee said that it is expected.

“It is a great honor to be in charge of the Athletes’ Village, but I also feel an infinite sense of responsibility. He said, “I will do my best to serve the national team so that there is no inconvenience in training.”

Jang Jae-geun, the new head of the Athletes’ Village, is pressing ahead with Asian Games preparationsHowever, it is pointed out that time is running out for the new mayor to prepare more thoroughly for the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held in September.

On September 1, after the Tokyo Olympics ended in August 2021, the Korea Sports Council appointed Yu In-tak (65), secretary general of the Jeonbuk Sports Association, who won the 1984 LA Olympic wrestling freestyle 68kg class, as Shin Chi-yong (67) as the successor to the Athletes’ Village.

Anyone could see that Yu In-tak would lead the national team until the Hangzhou Asian Games and then finish his two-year term. As the only Olympic gold medalist among former Athletes’ Village heads, Mayor Yoo has served as a role model to give dreams and hopes to the athletes who entered the village.

Of course, each athlete in the village has a coaching staff and is managed, but the role of the village head is also important to draw a big picture at the village level.

Considering this, the current system in which the president of the Korea Sports Council was elected in January and February of the year following the Olympics from 1989 to prepare for the Asian Games and the Olympics for a four-year term is highly desirable.

However, the head of the athletes’ village, who is appointed by the Korea Olympic Committee for a two-year term, has shown an awkward appearance, changing frequently depending on various situations, such as political pressure. For this reason, there is a suspicion that the replacement of the head of the athletes’ village was made because Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Council, could not withstand the winds of the political world카지노사이트.

An elder in the field of sports who has been involved in the Korea Sports Council for a long time insisted, “At this opportunity, the head of the Athletes’ Village should extend his term to four years, starting his term together with the Korea Olympic Committee and holding the Asian Games and Olympics.”

Chairman Lee Ki-heung, who has led the Korean Sports Association since 2016, said that Korea lost second place to Japan (75 gold medals) for the first time since the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games with 49 gold medals at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, and also at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. With 16th overall (6 gold medals), he was pushed out of the world’s top 10 position, which he had held for 37 years since the 1984 LA Olympics, and has been criticized for neglecting to nurture elite sports.

18-year-old Kim Seong-jip, head of the athletes’ village… Integrity and innocent ‘adult’ praiseAmong the former athletes’ village heads, Kim Seong-jip, who was born in 1919 and died in 2016 at the age of 97, was called the ‘legend of the Taereung National Training Center’. He deserves to be praised as a ‘legend’ as he served as the head of the Taereung Athletes’ Village for 18 years over three generations in its 45-year history. Born in Seoul, he started weightlifting while attending Whimoon High School. He won bronze medals at the 1948 London Olympics and the 1952 Helsinki Olympics despite being in his 30s.

His bronze medal at the London Olympics is Korea’s first Olympic medal. Kim Seong-jip worked as the head of the Taereung National Training Center from 1976 to 1994, and went around the training ground all day from dawn without missing a day to encourage the players, earning nicknames such as ‘Tiger’, ‘Yeomra the Great’, and ‘Father-in-law’.

The infamous Mt. Bulam cross-country, which is notorious for training in hell at the Taereung National Training Center, is also his work. Because of this process, Kim Seong-jip harvested 30 gold medals in three Olympic Games: 1984 LA (6), 1988 Seoul (12), and 1992 Barcelona (12) while serving as the head of the Athletes’ Village. However, during breaks, he showed his unique affinity by embracing the coaches and players of each sport as a benevolent and affectionate ‘family member’.

Other former star players include Jang Chang-seon, who won the World Wrestling Championships in 1965, and Ierisa, who won the gold medal at the Sarajevo World Table Tennis Championships in 1973. Kim Seong-jip and Jang Chang-seon were also selected as ‘Sports Heroes’ by the Korea Sports Association.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.