The ‘Dream Program’, hosted by the 2018 Pyeongchang Memorial Foundation (Chairman Yoo Seung-min) and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province, opens on the 5th in Pyeongchang and Gangneung, Gangwon-do, with 134 participants from 30 countries. .The Dream Program, which was first launched in Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province in 2004 as a pledge to host the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, provides experience and training programs such as skiing and skating to youth in developing countries who have difficulty accessing winter sports, and aims to promote global friendship through cultural exchange and sports. It is a prepared project.This year, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, it will feature stories and diverse programs that depict meaningful growth processes.In particular, it will be held two weeks before the opening of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games (Gangwon 2024), which inherited the legacy of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and will take the lead in creating a buzz for the competition.According to the Pyeongchang Memorial Foundation, a total of 2,500 people from 97 countries participated in the Dream Program over 20 years.Of these, more than 150 participated in international competitions, and 17 brought glory to their country at the Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics.
At the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics, 14 athletes from the Dream Program are scheduled to compete in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and freestyle skiing.In this 20th anniversary dream program, a winter sports academy will be held, including a pre-training program, leader education, and ground training for athletes participating in the upcoming 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games.In particular, at the opening ceremony of the event, Korean Winter and Summer Olympic gold medalists such as Yoo Seung-min (table tennis), Kim Yuna (figure skating), and Jin Jong-oh (shooting) attended to cheer on prospective Olympians, and at the closing ceremony on the 15th, a ceremony was held for athletes from the Dream Program who participated in the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games. A decision ceremony will also be held.Seung-min Yoo, Chairman of the 2018 Pyeongchang Memorial Foundation, said, “Using the 20th anniversary as a starting point, we will not only develop and succeed the Dream Program as a global representative sports heritage project, but also present a new vision that can continue as a legacy of Gangwon 2024.”Information related to the 20th Anniversary Dream Program can be found on the official website 카지노사이트킹 (www.dreamprogram.or.kr) and the winter sports legacy platform ‘Play Winter’ Instagram.