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Global news outlets excited to cover 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju Updated: 2019-07-12 10:11:08 KST

The time is now for top-tier swimmers to show the world what they're made of
Staff members inside the International Broadcasting Center are busy setting up their equipment and making other preparations for the highly-anticipated summer sporting event, which begins with the opening ceremony on Friday.
Carefully checking their equipment and running systems diagnostics,… people working inside the IBC have an important role to play the task of sending all the vivid images during the championships, out to the global audience.
The over 60 global broadcasters that have set up shop in Gwangju, are looking forward to covering the event, with the help of South Korea's high-speed 5G infrastructure.

"We are here in South Korea in total 26 people, between technicians and special correspondent reporters etc, I know that South Korea is well known for technology so I am looking forward specially to this."

Just outside the IBC, there is a Media Press Center, where foreign reporters, photographers and technicians are busy covering every little detail of Gwangju for the benefit of viewers worldwide.
When asked about what they're looking most forward to, they said the upcoming edition of the championships will be a fierce competition between world-class swimmers.

"The most important thing is that this is the last world championships before the Tokyo Olympics next year, so all the athletes must come here and prove the situation about themselves and about the opponents."

"I think we gonna see some world records getting broken here, and I think which you are going to see is potentially going to shine for next year Olympics, so this plays a big role."

Expectations were not limited only to the swimming competition itself.

"Other than enjoying this new beautiful facilities where the expansion took place, outdoor swimming pools,… I think the biggest thing that I would recommend would be Korean food, which I think it is known as Hangook Eumsik, locally."

"Whether it's the new world records, the amazing facilities or the delicious Korean food, visitors will get an experience to remember at the biggest competition in FINA's history. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News, Gwangju."
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