Asia’s first Winter Youth Olympic Games D-30

In the midst of a blizzard and cold snap in December, Gangwon Province, South Korea, is heating up with preparations for the world’s youth winter Olympic festivities.

In preparation for the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games (Jan. 19-Feb. 1), the organizing committee is toiling away on snow and ice to make last-minute preparations.

Snow lost due to unusually high temperatures and heavy rainfall is being replaced and ice rinks are being de-iced. The 20th is the opening D-30 day.

From January 19, 2018, the venue that created the “Pyeongchang Olympic Emotion”

will be transformed into a youth venue where you can meet the winter sports stars of tomorrow.

More than 1,900 youth athletes from more than 80 countries will showcase their skills at venues in four cities

(Gangneung, Pyeongchang, Heungseong, and Jeongseon) in the Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province.

They will compete for medals in seven sports (skating, ice hockey, curling, skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh skeleton, and luge) and 15 events at Asia’s first Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The inspiration of the PyeongChang Olympics, now with the Youth Olympic Games

the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024 will embark on a 14-day journey, starting with the Opening Ceremony on January 19 at 8 p.m. at Gangneung Oval.
The opening ceremony will be directed by Yang Jeong-woong, who also directed the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics. “

In line with the theme of the Opening Ceremony, ‘Let Us Shine,’

we want to capture a message that symbolizes the unlimited possibilities, futures, and dreams of young people.

As a Youth Olympic Games, we will present the audience with performances that the youth themselves participated in and prepared together,” said Yang.

The Ambiguires Dance Company, which has gained global recognition for choreographing the day’s song, “Bum Descends,”

will form a dance team with local youth to enliven the atmosphere at Gangneung Oval.

Up-and-coming K-pop groups such as Triple S and Lunate will also perform.
The Winter Youth Olympic Games continued the legacy of the PyeongChang Games.

All of the venues used the same facilities from the PyeongChang Games.

Many of the organizing committee members are veterans of the PyeongChang Games,

and they will be responsible for the operation and safety of the Games.
All events are free except for the opening ceremony, which costs between 3 and 100,000 won.

As soon as tickets went on sale on November 11, the first batch of A seats and the second batch (December 1) were sold out.

The organizing committee plans to release the third batch at the end of December through the organizing committee’s social networking services

(Instagram, etc.) and the official website ( ” 카지노사이트가이드

More than 100,000 people have reserved tickets, and some events such as figure skating and snowboarding are expected to sell out,” said an organizer.
■ A festive stage for everyone to enjoy

Unlike the adult Olympic Games, which focus on intense medal competition, the Youth Olympic Games focus on providing opportunities to experience sportsmanship regardless of ranking.

To that end, the organizing committee has prepared a variety of sports activities for young people at the stadiums.

Each venue will have its own space for young people to experience the fun of sports beyond just watching.
There will be ice rinks, mini hockey and curling, and biathlon

(a combination of ski cross country and shooting) areas around the venues, including the Gangneung Hockey Center.

In front of the PyeongChang Alpensia Ski Jumping Center, a mini ski jumping facility will be installed.

In addition to winter sports, visitors will also be able to experience traditional Korean games such as jaejuk, tug-of-war, spinning, and yuknori.
There will also be a K-culture stage for 15,000 visitors.

During the Games, the Gangneung Arts Center Grand Theater will host performances by national arts organizations, including ballet, orchestra and choral dance.

At the Kwandong University Hockey Center and the Pyeongchang Dome, a “K-Culture” festival will be hosted by the Gangwon Province,

featuring some of the country’s best-known K-pop artists.
“Various experiential and cultural education programs will promote the value of sports and the Olympic Games to the participating athletes and the world’s youth,”

said Lee Dong-hee, Head of the Culture Department of the Games Organizing Committee.

We expect it to be an opportunity for youth to grow and change physically and mentally,” said Lee.

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