The legacy of major sporting events like the Olympics is often defined by how their infrastructure is used after the games, but other sporting legacies like participation, physical education and future technology were the focus of the '2030 Sports Vision' briefing event in Seoul on Wednesday.
With more than 150 participants including policymakers and sporting experts attending, the 2030 Sports Vision was specifically designed to serve as a platform for the public's voice to be heard, and reflect the public's needs in the new sporting vision for the country.
Policymakers are formulating medium-to-long-term plans to respond to social changes such as aging population, by providing customized programs and local sports facilities and classes for each generation. Local residents also contributed with their opinions on what needs to be done.
"It seems that sports facilities are increasing,… but I hope that indoor sports such as table tennis can be promoted much more to the public."
"There have been a lot of young people at the gym. I wish more classes and sessions can be organized for older people like us to enjoy physical activities."
By expanding physical education services at nursery schools and kindergartens,… the government also plans to lay the foundations for young children to form healthy physical habits from an early age.
Policymakers have also said they will expand sports facilities for the disabled so that they can enjoy sports without inconvenience.
To carry out such measures,… the government seeks to create legislation that strengthens links with local schools and expands national-level sports-education services.
"Along with the PyeongChang 2018 legacy, the new sporting vision for 20-30 looks to create a social environment that underscores values that stem from sports, such as team cooperation and overcoming challenges. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News."