February 11 - A delegation of four International University Sports Federation (FISU) members have made their way to Gwangju this week as preparations continue for the 2015 Summer Universiade.
The visit, due to last until Friday (February 14), is the first for FISU members since the expansion of the Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee and since its relocation to a new headquarters.
The delegation will be focusing its visit on a variety of inspection meetings on certain areas of preparation, as well as conducting educational seminars on Gwangju's Information technology and communication systems; accreditation; and television and media, which are professional fields in need of highly specialised knowledge, in order to prepare for a successful event.
"This is a critical time for our Organising Committee as we have entered into the practical stage of preparations after the re-organisation," said Kim Yoon-suk, secretary general of the Gwangju Universiade Organising Committee.
"This visit from the FISU delegations will be a great opportunity to supplement on the areas needing development and host a successful Universiade."
To end the visit, the FISU delegation will also be holding preparation meetings for international events occurring in Gwangju next month, including the Supervision Committee Meeting and the FISU Seminar.
The 2015 Gwangju Universiade is due take place from July 3 until 14 and is expected to see more than 20,000 participants from 170 countries competing.
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