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Essentials with JD # 356 **GWANGJU FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMOTED IN BELGIUM**

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The head of Gwangju 2019 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships Organizing Committee Cho Young Taek flew to Brussels, Belgium recently to promote the event to the world.

 

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships committee recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AIPS, The Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive, during its 81st Congress in Brussels, helping to promote the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships to be held in Gwangju, next year.

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The Secretary General of the Gwangju 2019 swimming championships Dr. Young-Taek Cho, signed the MOU agreement together with AIPS President Gianni Merlo.

 

Before departing, Mr Cho said, “We’re trying to ensure that efforts for peace on the Korean Peninsula, made at the inter-Korean summit and the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, will bear fruits at the 2019 FINA World Championships, We’ll work with all stakeholders to bring North Korean athletes to next year’s test event and help them train here in Gwangju.

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Representing International Sports Media, AIPS 81st congress represented in over 100 countries and more than 200 sports journalists joined.

 

In other news, the Gwangju operation has recently started recruiting more volunteers for the games. Any South Korean older than 18 can sign up at the championship’s website at <www.gwangju2019.com> or at the volunteers’ site at <www.vol.gwangju2019.com>.

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(Pictures courtesy of Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships Committee)