HAVE YOU ever heard about the Ping-pong diplomacy? It’s one of the most representative examples of the sports diplomacy which shows an importance of international sports festivals or competitions. Especially, in the era of globalization, the power of sports diplomacy grows bigger and bigger as times goes by.
On Nov. 6th, Yonseians were able to share opinions with Chun Lee-kyung about the sports diplomacy and Pyeong Chang Olympic. In this presentation, the reasons, processes and action plans of the failed 2014 Olympic bid were explained.
All processes of 2014 Winter Olympic Game competition were shown by almost one hour and a half long movie clip with Chun’s explanation. Therefore, Yonseians could find out what exactly was happened during the selection by IOC and could compare Korea and Russia from every aspect.
She said “All of the supports during eight years left us with a sense of futility. However, we should know that it made Korea strong and powerful to that sweat with heavy work.”