Volunteers who will help make the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games a success began preparations to support the Games with a ceremony on Thursday.The Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee and Gangwon Province held the ceremony at the Seoul Olympic Parktel on Thursday, with Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo In-chon, Gangwon Governor Kim Jin-tae, Gangwon Provincial Chairman Kwon Hyuk-yeol, Chairman Cho Hyun-jae, Chairman of the Korea Sports Promotion Corporation, Gangwon Provincial Superintendent of Education Shin Seong-ho, and Chairman of the Provincial Volunteer Center Park Kwang-gu. In his opening remarks, Organizing Committee Chairman Choi Jong-gu said, “The most important role of volunteers is to ensure the success of the Games,” and encouraged them to “showcase their excellent capabilities and enthusiasm to the fullest so that they can shine together as the Games’ slogan states.”

In his congratulatory remarks, Minister Yoo In-chon said, “Volunteers are the face of the Olympic Games, a festival of solidarity and cooperation, and the most important contributors to the success of the Games. I hope they will feel proud and rewarded and gain valuable experiences and pleasant memories.”At the ceremony, the mayors and county governors of the host cities of Gangneung, Pyeongchang, Jeongseon, and Hwaseong were appointed as honorary volunteer leaders, and actor Lee Dong-wook and broadcaster Park Jae-min were appointed as honorary volunteers. In their oaths, the volunteers pledged to “promote the value of growth through cooperation by enjoying each other’s company and working together to solve challenges that may arise,” and to “serve as an example to youth by recognizing and embracing differences in the Olympic spirit of mutual respect.”The organizing committee and the province recently selected 2,300 volunteers through a process that included interview screening, basic training and foreign language testing.They will play a leading role in the operation of the Games, working in areas such as interpretation, guiding, cultural events, transportation, accommodation and competition management.Volunteers will begin work assignments in the middle of this month, and will go through on-the-job 온라인카지노 and on-site training before starting their work on January 8.

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