Seoul hosts 100th National Sports Festival

Seoul hosts 100th National Sports Festival


well South Korea’s 100th National Sports
Festival kicks off in the coming hours first held in 1920 the festival has
grown into the country’s biggest in nationwide annual sports competition we
thought it would take a sneak peek at this year’s festival which is back in
Seoul where it all began a century ago conn-young you went out to check it out
and follow this report last month the torch for the 100th national sports
festival was lit on South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo the torch
has been traveling around the nation since then with a record 1,100 torch
bearers taking part carrying the torch a combined distance of 2019 kilometers the
National Sports Festival is our biggest and has the most historic meaning I hope
it can continue to grow for the next hundred years and I hope this year’s
event can possibly contribute their souls joint bid with Pyongyang for the
2032 Summer Olympics from this Friday through next Thursday some 30,000
athletes will be competing in a total of 47 different sports as seventy-two
venues in Seoul and other parts of the nation and for the first time in the
history of the National Sports Festival there is a global sports festival
prepared for foreigners living in Seoul some 400 foreign residents from 39
countries are set to compete in seven different sports on the sidelines of the
main event after the week-long sports festival the 39th national para games
will also be held from October 15th to October 19th as the venue for the first
national sports festival back in 1920 seoul looks to serve as the starting
point for the next century of south korean sport by hosting the 100th
National Sports Festival this year Connie mo Arirang news

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