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Gangwon 2024 launches youth engagement programme

Gangwon 2024 has announced the launch of a youth engagement programme ©IOC

Gangwon 2024 has launched a youth engagement programme forward of the Winter Youth Olympic Video games.

A complete of 30 younger folks have been chosen to participate within the programme, which has been titled the Youth Supporters initiative.

Organisers say the members will play a key position within the planning and promotion of the Video games.

The Youth Supporters will assist with the event of digital content material, communications and different Youth Olympic Video games-related actions.

It’s hoped it will assist to interact younger folks all through the host nation and past.

All of the Youth Supporters are beneath the age of 24.

Eight are younger South Korean athletes, together with 4 from the Seoul Bodily Training Excessive College curling staff and 4 from Sangji Daegwallyeong Excessive College’s bobsleigh and skeleton groups.

“It’s an honour to be a part of the Youth Supporters programme of Gangwon 2024,” mentioned Oh Kyu-nam, a 19-year-old roller from Seoul Bodily Training Excessive College.

Gangwon 2024 says the programme varieties a part of efforts to interact younger folks all through your complete Youth Olympic Video games venture.

Organisers hope the venture will empower them to voice their opinions and allow them to play a number one position within the supply of the Video games.

Venues from the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics will be used at the Games ©Getty Images
Venues from the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics shall be used on the Video games ©Getty Photographs

It’s claimed that is in keeping with the Video games’ imaginative and prescient of “youth celebrating peaceable coexistence and unity by sport to create a greater future collectively”.

5 mentors have been chosen to help the initiative.

This consists of Kim Ji-yun, who was beforehand a volunteer on the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Video games.

“I volunteered as an interpreter at Pyeongchang 2018 and now, for Gangwon 2024, I’m a mentor,” Kim mentioned.

“I really feel proud and accountable on the similar time.

“I’ll make each effort to be a useful youth mentor, exhibiting nice ardour and utilizing my experiences from Pyeongchang 2018.”

Gangwon 2024 is anticipated to profit from many services used for Pyeonchang 2018 to make sure a cost-efficient and sustainable Youth Olympic Video games.

Mountain sports activities are set to be held in Pyeongchang with ice occasions prone to happen in Gangneung.

Gangwon Province was awarded the occasion by the Worldwide Olympic Committee at its Session in Lausanne in January 2020.

Competitors is tentatively scheduled for January 19 to February 2 in 2024.

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