The City of Gwangju and the 2019 Gwangju World Aquatics Championship Organizing Committee said on Sunday that a FINA delegation visited the city on a 3-day trip from last Wednesday.
During their visit, the delegation led by its executive director Cornel Marculescu engaged in meetings with Gwangju officials on transportation, accommodation, broadcasting, food, facilities and marketing.
Reportedly, the delegation showed satisfaction on the smooth preparation for the competition.
Meanwhile, Gwangju Mayor Yoon Jang Hyeon and the O. C. Chairman Cho Yeong Taek asked for FINA’s active role in attracting North Korean athletes to the championship and FINA director Cornel Marculescu pledged to allocate special funding from the budget for their participation.
The 2019 Gwangju World Aquatics Championship will take place from July 12th to 28th and Masters Competition will be held from August 5th to 18th in participation of some 15,000 swimmers and officials from 200 countries.
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