Gwangju Summer Universiade Athletes Invited to Lunch at Cheong Wa Dae

luvsmiling, July 23, 2015, 9:34 a.m.


Athletes of the Gwangju Universiad, which ended a few weeks ago, have been invited to a luncheon at Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday with President Park Geun-hye. The luncheon will include around 450 people, including Gwangju city officials, athletes and supporters.



The organizers of the Gwangju Universiade have been credited with the successful hosting and smooth management of the international sporting event. And the athletes were praised for landing on top of the metal count.

The organizing committee spent about W617.2 billion for the event, W200 billion less than the allocated budget, through cost-effective hosting (US$1=W1,153). They made sure not to skimp on fun for athletes, cultural performances and other events, while effectively preventing fears of the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

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