Courtesy Visit by Gyeongsangbuk-Do Culture & Tourism Organization (GCTO) - Olympic Council of Malaysia Olympic Council of Malaysia


Courtesy Visit by Gyeongsangbuk-Do Culture & Tourism Organization (GCTO)



The Gyeongsangbuk-Do Culture & Tourism Organization (GCTO) is one of the participating organizations of the 51st MATTA Fair, which is being held from 2nd to 4th September 2022, at the World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

A small delegation of the GCTO headed by its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kim Seong Jo, who is also former President of the Korean National Sport University (KNSU) and former Vice President of the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC), paid a courtesy visit to OCM on Friday, 2nd September 2022.

Other members of the GCTO delegation are Mr. Kwon Yong Tock (Chief Secretary of GCTO), Mrs. Ryu Seok Soon (Director, Overseas Marketing of GCTO) and Dr. Son Sam Ho (Director, Division of Tourism Marketing of Gyeongsangbuk-Do Government).

The delegation of OCM, who welcomed the GCTO delegation were Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin (Secretary General of OCM), Ms. Moira Tan Siew See (Assistant Secretary General of OCM), Mr. Fong Wan Hor (General Manager of OCM) and Mr. Norhashimi Hussain (General Manager of OCM).

During the discussion, Dr. Kim Seong Jo gave an interesting picture of the cultural and heritage of Gyeongsangbuk-Do as well as the availability of the sporting facilities within the province. He extended invitation to the OCM and the National Sports Associations (NSAs) to host their training camps at the Gyeongsangbuk-Do.

“We have a number of world class sporting facilities and we have also hosted the 6th World Military Games successfully back in 2015” stated Dr. Kim Seong Jo proudly.

“We thank you for the kind offer and we will extend the invitation by the GTOC to all the National Sports Associations (NSAs) affiliated to the OCM” replied Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin.

The finale of the courtesy visit was a guided tour for the GCTO delegation by Mr. Fong Wan Hor to the OCM Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.

Note: Dr. Kim Seong Jo also met three (3) KNSU alumi namely Mr. Na Young Jip (Senior Director of Kukkiwon), Mr. Lee Yun Woo (Assistant Manager of Kukkiwon) and Mr. Jin Jun Beon (National Poomsae Coach of Malaysia), who by coincidence visited the office of the Taekwondo Malaysia (WTF) within the Wisma OCM.

 


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