The Gwangju mayor, in Belgium, reacts to the news.
I will devote a little more to this later, when the local papers can take some time away from the suicide of a former president. The Calgary Herald has a little from the Gwangju mayor:
Gwangju Mayor Park Gwang-tae wasn’t shy about bragging up the city’s prospects for victory over its rivals in Edmonton and Taipei City, Taiwan during the bid process.
“Gwangju outclasses Taipei in its rich experience in hosting large-scale, international events while being better than Edmonton in the number of modern sports venues,” he told the Korea Herald, an English-language daily. “We also excel over both Taipei and Edmonton in the level of government support and the citizens’ enthusiasm toward the games.”
He told the paper that “many civilians walk 2,015 steps every day in support for the bid while more than 150,000 citizens have volunteered” to help promote the bid.
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