World Class Athletics Track Opened in Konya

World Class Athletics Track Opened in Konya
World Class Athletics Track Opened in Konya

The opening of the international standards athletics track, which was brought to the city for the 9th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held between 18-5 August, hosted by Konya, was opened with the participation of Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu and Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum. Minister Kasapoğlu said, “Just as Konya has become popular with its fertile plains and lands, it will be referred to as a brand city in sports from now on. The sports revolution in Turkey is taking place concretely under the witness of Konya.” said. Minister Kurum stated that Konya has always been an exemplary city with its infrastructure, superstructure, roads and green areas, and said that they are always with Turkish sports. President Altay stated that they opened a facility at international standards and emphasized that Konya will host the games in the best way possible.
In Konya, which is preparing for the fifth of the Islamic Solidarity Games, the largest sports organization among Islamic countries, the opening of the athletics track, which was brought to the city by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay reminded that the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games will start in Konya on August 9, and that they will host nearly 56 thousand athletes and trainers from 3 Islamic countries during this period.

WE ARE OPENING A FACILITY WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Noting that the eyes and ears of the Islamic world will be in Konya, President Altay said, “We are making all our preparations for this. Today we will inaugurate an athletics track of international standards. Right next to our olympic swimming pool has reached the final stage. We hope to open it as soon as possible with the participation of our Minister. And Turkey's first full Olympic velodrome, held in the Meram region, has reached its final stage. Thus, our city gains very important sports facilities.” he said.

KONYA IS A CITY THAT IS THE SYMBOL OF TOLERANCE, BROTHERHOOD AND PEACE

President Altay, who thanked Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Minister of Youth and Sports for his great effort in the construction of these facilities and for his success and effort in the organization of the Islamic Solidarity Games, said, “I hope Konya will host it in the best way possible during the games. Because Konya is a city that is a symbol of tolerance, brotherhood and peace. We, as municipalities, have brought our preparations for the Islamic Solidarity Games to the final stage. Hopefully, we will have organized one of the most beautiful organizations Turkey has ever held. Our Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change is among us. He has a great effort and contribution in all the projects we have done in Konya. I hope we will do more great things together. I would like to express my gratitude to our fellow countryman Murat Kurum, Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, both for his participation today and for the support he has given to our Konya.” said.

Noting that the facilities built are at international standards, President Altay thanked everyone who contributed to the construction, stating that the facilities will primarily serve Konya in the Islamic Solidarity Games and then will make a very important contribution to Konya's sports infrastructure.

OUR CITY WILL DEFINITELY HOST

AK Party Konya Deputy Selman Özboyacı said, “We are excited to host a huge organization. Konya is truly a brand city. With its environmentalist identity, its athletic identity and its youth prominence, Konya was a very suitable place to host the Islamic Solidarity Games, and I believe that our city will properly host these games in a very short time, thank God. We are preparing for an organization that will increase the brand value of both our Konya and our country. God bless everyone involved.” used the phrases.

IT HAS A SEPARATE VALUE FOR SPORTS TO BE THE BRIDGE OF TOGETHER.

Konya Governor Vahdettin Özkan said, “We would like to thank our President, our ministers, our deputies and our Metropolitan Municipality. In Konya, the heart of Anatolia, our beautiful city, the unification of the whole Islamic world with these sports activities and making sports a bridge of solidarity and unity of heart express a special value. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed.” he said.

WE ARE ADDING A NEW ONE TO THE VISION PROJECTS THAT CREATED AGE TO OUR COUNTRY

Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum stated that very important investments were made in Konya, the capital of the Seljuks, and said that they, together with all sports clubs, will carry out works that will make Konya run from success to success.

Congratulating President Altay, who has assumed the term presidency of the United Cities and World Organization of Local Governments, the largest local government organization in the world, and wishing success in his new duty, Minister Kurum said, "Today, we are excited, proud and enthusiastic in Konya again. Under the leadership of our President, we are adding a new vision to the projects that have taken our country through the ages for 20 years. We are happy to present our athletics track, where thousands of our youth and athletes will grow and which will add value to the brand value of our city, to the service of our sports capital, Konya. I would like to thank the Minister of Youth and Sports for bringing these magnificent works to our Konya.” made the statement.

KONYA HAS BEEN AN EXAMPLE CITY IN EVERY AREA

Stating that young people will use the facility 7 hours a day, 24 days a week, and that they will represent the country's crescent and star flag in the best way, the Minister Kurum said that they will continue to win medals for Turkey in international tournaments and continued: We are the sons of the city and we serve this holy city. We say that those who serve Konya will find dignity in Konya. Our Konya has always been a model city in every field, it has been an exemplary city. With its infrastructure, superstructure, roads and green areas, it has become an exemplary city for both our country and the world. In fact, we have seen an example of this in the past months. Konya has been selected as the 2023 World Capital of Sports by the European Capitals and Cities Federation. Konya became the first city in Turkey and the second city in the world to receive this special title.”

OUR CIVILIZATION HAS ALWAYS ATTACHED SPORTS

Stating that they expect medals from Turkish athletes who will participate in the Islamic Solidarity Games, Minister Kurum said, "In this sense, I wish good luck to our athletics track, for our Konya, the capital of sports, health and cycling, for our country, for our esteemed young athletes. Our civilization and belief have always given importance to sports for both mental and physical health. Our ancestors were engaged in sports such as shooting, horse riding and wrestling in the past. Again, he encouraged our youth, children and children and carried out extensive studies to direct them to sports.” said.

WE ARE ALWAYS SIDE OF TURKISH SPORTS

Stating that they have always stood by Turkish sports, the Minister Kurum said, "We carried out the construction of a total of 19 stadiums in our country, together with our Ministry of Youth and Sports, with the help of our TOKİ Presidency. And instead of these depressed areas and old stadiums in the center of the city, we built national gardens, and we continue to do so. The same was true in the old stadium area in Konya, and we are bringing this 106 thousand square meter area to our Konya, our youth. I wish that the athletics track and the Olympic swimming pool that will be put into service in the near future will be beneficial for the sports community, for our country and for our Konya.” he finished his speech.

KONYA WILL BE MENTIONED AS A BRAND CITY IN SPORTS

Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Minister of Youth and Sports, was the Seljuk capital, Hz. He expressed his pleasure to come together with such a meaningful opening in Konya, the home of Mevlana, the home of saints, scholars, the land of love, tolerance and affection.

Minister Kasapoğlu stated that there are only a few days left for the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games and that they want to conclude the games with more exciting and stronger collaborations until they complete the games in the best way, and said, “Just as Konya has become a legendary place with its fertile plains and lands, from now on, it will become a brand name in sports. will be called the city. Thank God, both the past and the present of Konya in this sense, with the services and investments carried out for 20 years with the leadership of our President, with the close follow-up and sensitivity of our President, as well as all over Turkey, and the follow-up of the municipality of the heart. As we revived the whole of Turkey and crowned it with brand new works, we added many new crowns to this important mobilization in Konya. As the ministry, we continue to increase Konya's increasing power and progress day by day in this service mobilization, both with our youth investments and our sports activities." said.

KONYA, THE CLOSE WITNESS TO THE SPORTS REVOLUTION IN TURKEY

“Today, we will bring one of our prestigious facilities together with our nation, our sports community and our people in Konya.” Minister Kasapoğlu continued, “With our track and field track at international standards, this bar will be raised one step further. I wish good luck and good luck to the very precious young people, athletes and all our people of Konya. Of course, these investments are the best and closest reflection of the sports revolution, which is one of the revolutions in many fields that took place under the leadership of a heartfelt person who set out to be a servant to the nation, not a master. One of the closest witnesses of this revolution is that we are in this huge sports valley. On one side is our athletics track, on the other hand one of the most modern stadiums in the world, on the other hand our olympic pool and velodrome. This revolution is taking place concretely under the witness of Konya.” he said.

THERE ARE RECORD APPLICATIONS TO THE GAMES

Explaining that in the last 20 years, Turkey has hosted many meaningful events as a brand country with its strong infrastructure, strong capacity and modern investments in sports as well as in every field, Minister Kasapoğlu said, “Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation 56 thousand members from 11 countries are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. 932 applications were received. Here is a record application. This is a source of pride for all of us. As you all know, Islamic Solidarity Games, true to its name, are an opportunity to strengthen solidarity and brotherhood among Islamic countries through sports. As a city that has raised civilizations on its shoulders, and where love and tolerance come to life, our Konya is one of the most correct and appropriate addresses to build a bridge of solidarity and brotherhood.” he used his words.

FROM KONYA, WE WILL MAKE A CALL FOR BROTHERHOOD TO ALL HUMANITY

Stating that they will make a call for unity and brotherhood from Konya to the Islamic world and to all humanity, Minister Kasapoğlu said, “I believe that the whole world will hear this call and we will reveal this aspect of sports with the spirit of sports rather than signs, rather than numbers. Our Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor is one of our most important stakeholders. We are carrying out this organization, these beautiful works together. I would like to thank our President for his dedication so far. After that, he will increase the speed; I hope we will crown this beautiful success, this brand together. The facility, which we will put into service today, is located within an area of ​​65 thousand square meters. It consists of an athletics track, warm-up field, two football fields and turbines. In our Konya, it will host both Islamic games in our games and international athletics competitions in the best way." made his statements.

After the speeches, the opening of the athletics track, which was completed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, was held. Minister Kurum, Minister Kasapoğlu and members of the protocol then made examinations at the facility.

Günceleme: 19/06/2022 12:34

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