Universitas Negeri Medan was appointed as the organizing committee by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora) of the Republic of Indonesia to carry out public test activities of the Grand Design of National Sports conducted in North Sumatra on November 11 – 13, 2020 at the JW Marriott Hotel Medan. The activities are carried out in accordance with health protocols and carry out rapid tests before the activities take place. The event was also held online using zoom meeting and youtube streaming kemenpora.
The public test of the Grand Design of National Sports involves academics as well as sports stakeholders. The activity was opened directly by Minister of Finance Zainudin Amali attended by the Governor of North Sumatra (North Sumatra) Edy Rahmayadi, Wagub Sumut, Musa Rajekshah, Rector Unimed as the chairman of the executive committee, Members of Commission X of the House of Representatives, Djohar Arifin and Sofyan Tan as the main comparison, Chairman of Commission I of the House of Representatives, Meutya Hafidz, Kadis PORA of the city district, Chairman of KONI North Sumatra City Regency, academics and other stakeholders.
Zainudin Amali said, Public Test of The Preparation of This Sports Grand Design to follow up the direction of President Joko Widodo or Jokowi related to the improvement of the national sports ecosystem. Because so far, Indonesia does not have a clear grand design about sports coaching despite 75 years of independence.
“For 75 years we have been independent, but we do not have a clear grand design, the development of Indonesian sports achievement must be regulated and should not be formed instantaneously. Outstanding athletes should be designed and created not because they are sought after,” he said.
Furthermore, the Minister of Sports said “Grand Design of National Sports has medium and long-term goals from 2020 to 2045. By revitalizing at various levels of coaching with the support of sport science so that coaching can be more measured.”
As the chairman of the committee, Rector of Unimed Dr. Syamsul Gultom, SKM, M.Kes. welcomes Minister of Finance Zainudin Amali, Governor of North Sumatra Edy Rahmayadi, Wagub Sumut, Musa Rajekshah, Member of Commission X of the House of Representatives, Djohar Arifin and Sofyan Tan, Chairman of Commission I of the House of Representatives, Meutya Hafidz, Kadis PORA of the city district, Chairman of KONI North Sumatra City Regency, academics and other stakeholders who also follow We would also like to thank the Minister of Sports, who has entrusted Unimed to be the organizer of the Grand Public Test of National Sports Design in North Sumatra. Hopefully this grand design can be completed soon and socialized to the regions to become a reference in the region to make sports work programs in accordance with the grand design of national sports in order to improve sports achievement.
Meanwhile, Gubsu Edy Rahmayadi said that he strongly supports the government’s program in making grand designs of national sports, which will improve the achievements of national sports. He also explained the seriousness of the Provincial Government in advancing sports in North Sumatra. We will build a Sport Center in Kab. Deli Serdang, which can cover various sports fields. In addition, in the area will also be built hospitals and malls. So that it is well integrated, in order to welcome PON 2024 in North Sumatra and Aceh.