Metropolitan areas, which the people of Konya endorse in all respects, are also popular for their investment and achievements in sports.
The spirit of fair play, an understanding of peace and brotherhood, previously existed in the urban culture of Konya, but to train new athletes, introduce sports to people of all ages and maintain universality. Intensive work is being done by the Conya Metropolitan municipality The values of living sports. The results of some of these studies are as follows:
-Sports school established within the scope of the Sports Konya Project. A total of 31,000,630 students from 25 branches in three different periods gathered with sports at 56 sports facilities in 28 districts.
-The Konya Metropolitan Sports Club, which operates in the metropolitan area and was established to support young people in the sports field. He continues to work with 11 branches, 21 trainers, 860 active athletes and 3,825 licensed athletes.
-In the last three years, 3,526 athletes from 13 branches have won 151 gold medals, 102 silver medals and 127 bronze medals at the Konya Metropolitan Belady Espor.
-In addition to the existing sports facilities, new facilities have been built to further strengthen the city’s sports infrastructure. In this connection, the fields of Karapnal Swimming Pool, Seydisehir Sports Hall, Doan Hisar, Borei, Tsuzurukchu and Kurcarpet have been completed.
-Construction of sports facilities is progressing rapidly in all 28 districts outside the center.
-Corporate Sports League and Folk Dance League are organized in demanding branches. The Folk Dance League continues with about 250 students from 12 different schools with the right infrastructure in the center of Konya.
-Repeat, tens of thousands of citizens participate in festivals in metropolitan areas to take sports activities to a higher level.
Highlights of sports tourism
-The metropolitan area is also doing a lot of research to make Konya the center of international and domestic sports competitions and to increase its share in sports tourism.
-Konya will become the sports capital of Islamic countries in 2022. Konya was also named “The World Capital of Sports in 2023” by the Federation of European Capitals and Cities. It became the first city in Turkey and the second largest city in Europe after Madrid, winning the title of “Capital of the World of Sports”, one of the most prestigious sports titles on a global scale.
-With the Parkour Konya project carried out within the Konya Metropolitan Municipality, young people are preparing for special talent exams in BESYO, security, police, sports high schools and military schools.
Great support for amateur clubs
Konya Metropolitan Municipality will never forget amateur clubs and athletes. Support amateur sports clubs in metropolitan areas in 2020. We supported 89 amateur sports clubs worth about 1 million lira. The total amount of support in 2021 exceeded 8 million TL.
550km cycling road
Cycling is Konya’s most ambitious area, especially when it comes to the development of sports tourism. With a 550-kilometer bike path, Konya is Turkey’s longest bike path network and one of the world’s leading bike path networks. By 2030, we aim to increase this length to 786 kilometers.
Of course, one of the most important investments is Turkey’s first Olympic keirin race track … The facility built by Konya’s Youth Sports Ministry counts the number of days it accepts world-renowned athletes. Construction of the athletics stadium and Olympic pool has also been significantly completed. In addition, the project “Turkey”, jointly created by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change and the Konya Metropolitan Area, encourages cycling in Konya and encourages the placement of bicycles among the priorities of urban transport. The first bicycle master plan won the International Ideal Kent Award.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s largest bicycle festival was held in Konya from October 23rd to 25th last year. The Konya Bicycle Festival attracted a total of 86,500 visitors in three days.
16-week swimming lesson for students
Much development is underway in Konya within the scope of the Ministry of Youth and Sports project, “No one can swim.” In the Central Melam and Karatai districts, a total of 3,500 third graders receive 16 weeks of swimming training in four different pools and offer swimming lessons.
Construction of new facilities continues
The Metropolitan Municipality, along with BEYSU and KAFEM, also provides sponsorship support to the city’s brand, Konyaspor. We will also build a Konyaspor Kayacık facility for green and white. The facility, laid with the participation of Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Krumm, is a four-story building with a total area of 243,000 square meters, with a construction area of 7,300 square meters; used for multipurpose and club needs. increase.
The excitement of islamic solidarity games
The Konya Metropolitan Municipality and the people of Konya are excited to host the 5th Islamic Solidarity Convention, the most important and largest organization in the Islamic world, from August 9th to 18th. The Islamic Solidarity Convention in Konya will bring together approximately 3,000 athletes and tens of thousands of spectators from 56 countries. Metropolitan areas are best prepared for organizations with existing and ongoing facilities. Through this organization, Konya has been introduced to many countries and contributes significantly to sports tourism.
Half marathon will be run for the first time
Having made many breakthroughs in sports, the Konya Metropolitan Municipality is making great efforts to encourage not only athletes but also the general public. Therefore, the half marathon was held for the first time this year. Bringing together all the sports enthusiasts who love to run, the organization quickly made a name for itself in both Turkey and the world with the slogan “At the center of the movement”. The biggest feature of the marathon is that the registration fee was sent to the SOBE Foundation, Turkey’s most comprehensive and largest autism center. Therefore, everyone who registered became a SOBE volunteer.