Six months ahead of the grand opening of IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011, workshop and job training for referees were held on last 24th Feb in Daegu Bank's training institute. The Daebu Bank’s training institutes facilities will be used for accommodation for referees and student volunteers during the event.
Around 320 qualified referees from all over the country had been selected; most of them are physical education teachers.
The Pledge of Allegiance was followed and Co-President of the LOC, Hae-Nyung CHO and Vice-President of the KAAF (Korea Association of Athletics Federations) greeted referees with a warm welcome.
All attended referees took the oath of sincere commitment and impartial judgment. After the oath, Co-President of the LOC, Hae-Nyung CHO addressed process of the event attracting, future resolution and the main objective of this event.
He expressed the barren environment of Korea Athletics and tearful story of overcoming obstacles like negative opinions of possibility in Daegu. He also explained all efforts and achievements after inviting. His statement was filled with confidence of successful hosting of the event.
All referees in workshops paid serious attention to his address. After that, hosting broadcaster KBS reported broadcast operations, related matters, team job training, the discussion continued till mid night.