Korean National Sports Festival

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Korean National Sports Festival
Hangul 전국체육대회
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jeon-guk Cheyuk Daehoe
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn'guk Ch'eyuk Taehoe

The Korean National Sports Festival is an annual sports competition held in South Korea.

For a full week each October, about 20,000 athletes representing 16 cities and provinces throughout the country compete in about 40 separate sports. The site rotates among the major cities, including Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju and Incheon. The 2005 festival was held in Ulsan and the 2009 festival in Daejeon.

Competitions are held in High School, College, and Regular Divisions.

History[edit]

The current annual numbering originates from the 1920 All-Korea Baseball Series and the formation of the Korean Sports Festival (조선체육회). The Japanese colonial government held a multi-sport competition in 1925, but the Korean Sports Festival first became a national multi-sport competition in 1934, with baseball, soccer, tennis, track and field, and basketball.

In 1938, the Korean Sports Festival was forcibly dissolved by the colonial government. The festival, numbered 26th, resumed upon the 1945 liberation of Korea. With the establishment of South Korea in 1948, the event was renamed the "National Sports Festival," and individual competition was changed to competition among cities and provinces. The festival was cancelled in 1951, during the Korean War.

List of Korean National Sports Festival[edit]

Games Year Host Dates Competitors Sports Events Ref
Total Men Women
1 1920 No Fixed Venue 1 1
2 1921 No Fixed Venue
3 1922 No Fixed Venue
4 1923 No Fixed Venue
5 1924 No Fixed Venue
6 1925 No Fixed Venue
7 1926 No Fixed Venue
8 1927 No Fixed Venue
9 1928 No Fixed Venue
10 1929 No Fixed Venue
11 1930 No Fixed Venue
12 1931 No Fixed Venue
13 1932 No Fixed Venue
14 1933 No Fixed Venue
15 1934 Gyeongseong November 2-5
16 1935 Gyeongseong October 22-26
17 1936 Gyeongseong September
18 1937 Gyeongseong September
19-25 1938-1944 Discontinued
26 1945 Seoul October 27-30
27 1946 Seoul October 16-20
28 1947 Seoul October 13-19
29 1948 Seoul October 20-26
30 1949 Seoul October 15-23
31 1950 Not held due to Korean War
32 1951 Gwangju October 27-31
33 1952 Seoul October 18-24
34 1953 Seoul October 17-22
35 1954 Seoul October 19-25
36 1955 Seoul October 15-22
37 1956 Seoul October 3-9
38 1957 Busan October 18-24
39 1958 Seoul October 3-9
40 1959 Seoul October 3-9
41 1960 Daejeon October 10-16
42 1961 Seoul October 11-15
43 1962 Daegu October 24-29
44 1963 Jeonju October 4-9
45 1964 Gyeonggi September 3-8
46 1965 Gwangju October 5-10
47 1966 Seoul October 10-15
48 1967 Seoul October 5-10
49 1968 Seoul September 12-17
50 1969 Seoul October 28-November 2
51 1970 Seoul October 6-11
52 1971 Seoul October 8-13
53 1972 Seoul October 6-11
54 1973 Busan October 12-17
55 1974 Seoul October 8-13
56 1975 Daegu October 7-12
57 1976 Busan October 12-17
58 1977 Gwangju October 10-15
59 1978 Incheon October 12-17
60 1979 Chungnam October 12-17
61 1980 Jeonbuk October 8-13
62 1981 Seoul October 10-15
63 1982 Gyeongnam October 14-19
64 1983 Incheon October 6-11
65 1984 Daegu October 11-16
66 1985 Gangwon October 10-15
67 1986 Seoul, Gyeonggi, Busan June 20-25
68 1987 Gwangju October 13-18
69 1988 No Fixed Venue May 9-22
70 1989 Gyeonggi September 26-October 1
71 1990 Chungbuk October 15-21
72 1991 Jeonbuk October 7-13
73 1992 Daegu October 10-16
74 1993 Gwangju October 11-17
75 1994 Daejeon October 27-November 2
76 1995 Gyeongbuk October 2-8
77 1996 Gangwon October 7-13
78 1997 Gyeongnam October 8-14
79 1998 Jeju September 25-October 1
80 1999 Incheon October 11-17
81 2000 Busan October 12-18
82 2001 Chungnam October 10-16
83 2002 Jeju November 9-15
84 2003 Jeonbuk October 10-16
85 2004 Chungbuk October 8-14
86 2005 Ulsan October 14-20
87 2006 Gyeongbuk October 17-23
88 2007 Gwangju October 8-14
89 2008 Jeonnam October 10-16
90 2009 Daejeon October 20-26
91 2010 Gyeongnam October 6-12
92 2011 Gyeonggi October 6-12
93 2012 Daegu October 11-17
94 2013 Incheon October 18-24

Other national sports events[edit]

Related annual national sports events include:

  • The Children's National Sports Festival
  • The National Winter Sports Festival
  • The National Sports Festival for the Handicapped

External links[edit]