Official entrance ceremony on the 21st
Up to the 34th floor of one building is ‘rented out’…
North Korea’s national flag returned to international competitions is not visible
The Athletes’ Village, where athletes from 45 countries will stay at the 19th Hangzhou Summer Asian Games,
which opens on the 23rd, is gaining great popularity as an all-time facility.
On the 19th, ahead of the opening of the competition,
the Korea Sports Council held a tour event of the athletes’ village for the Korean media.
The athletes’ village, located a 15-minute drive from the Hangzhou Expo building in China,
which is used as the main media center (MMC) for this event, 바카라사이트
is a media village where reporters from all over the world stay,
a technical village where referees from the International Sports Federation (IF) of each event stay.
It consists of ‘one set’ together with the official village.
The Korean athletes will stay in buildings 401 and 402,
which are close to the restaurant located inside the athletes’ village.
The entire 34th floor of Building 401, which consists of 45 floors,
is used, and Building 402, which consists of 17 floors, is shared half with the Taiwanese athletes.
One floor of Building 401, where the ‘Team Korea’ banner was unfurled,
indicating that this was the building where the Korean athletes stayed,
was made up of two 5-bed apartments and one 4-bed apartment.
Unlike the athletes’ villages at past competitions,
which were usually comprised of three- or two-room apartments,
the rooms at the Hangzhou Asian Games were much larger in size,
so most of the athletes felt comfortable, and some even gave it a thumbs up,
saying it was the best in terms of accommodation among all the competitions they have participated in so far.
A sports association official explained.
Korea dispatched 1,140 players and officials to this tournament, the largest number ever.
The 45 member countries of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA),
which had been holding their breath for the past three years due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19),
have finally entered the era of the COVID-19 endemic,
each of them will participate in the Asian Games,
an international multi-sport event held this year.
We started the process of returning to normal.
The host country, China, also seems to have put a lot of effort into the athletes’ village facilities
to give special treatment to the guests, befitting the nickname ‘dinosaur’.
A sports association official said that Korean athletes freely enjoy domestic portal sites and social networking services (SNS)
such as KakaoTalk, Facebook and Naver through Wi-Fi in the athletes’ village.
There was also a prediction that domestic portal sites and SNS would not be well connected
due to the control of the Jung-gu government, and in fact,
the Korean reporters for this tournament are experiencing the same thing at the hotel they stayed in,
but the athletes’ village is an exception.
Even though it was a morning near the end of September,
due to the sweltering weather and humidity,
it was not possible to see many athletes from each country
who were the main characters of the athletes’ village.
Volunteers stationed at the souvenir shop, entertainment area,
bank waited for the athletes to visit, and the information center,
which provided game schedules for each sport and shuttle bus information,
seemed busy ahead of the start of the full-scale competition.
Carts were always on standby to help players move around,
bicycles were also placed everywhere.
A bus capable of experiencing augmented reality (AR) also ran on the road.
Choi Yoon, head of the Korean athletes’ team, promised to prepare
100 bicycles and place them in front of the building
where our athletes are staying until the opening of the season so that the athletes
can move around the athletes’ village more freely.
Considering that refrigerators are not provided in players’ rooms despite the scorching heat,
the Korea Sports Council separately ordered 100 refrigerators
to help players maintain their physical condition.
On the morning of the 21st, the Korean athletes will hold
an official entry ceremony at the athletes’ village flag plaza and make their resolve.
The North Korean team’s national flag, which was shrouded in mystery, was not visible.
North Korea, which had been unable to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
due to the ban on the introduction of COVID-19 into the country and was unable
to participate in international competitions until the end of 2022
due to disciplinary action by the International Olympic Committee (IOC),
returned to the sports stage with the Hangzhou Asian Games.
It has been five years since the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.
MyInfo, a competition information site, reported that North Korea has registered 191 athletes in 18 sports,
North Korean athletes are coming to China in scattered ways.
The 25 North Korean athletes who arrived in Dandong, China
after crossing the Yalu River on the 18th are known to have departed from Jiamutsi City, Heilongjiang Province,
passed through Yantai, as there was no direct flight to Hangzhou,
arrived in Hangzhou around midnight that day and moved to the athletes’ village.
A male athlete wearing white and red training uniform top and bottom
jogged lightly at the entrance to the athletes’ village,
indirectly announcing the North Korean team’s arrival in Hangzhou.