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Chairman Bach, Who Showed Off the ‘Finger Heart’, Said, “Gangwon 2024 is an Unprecedented Success”

“It was a festival enjoyed by 250 million people on social networking services (SNS).

Congratulations on the unprecedented success.”

Thomas Bach, Chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), evaluated the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games (hereinafter referred to as Gangwon 2024) as a successful event and expressed his gratitude and congratulations to Gangwon Province and the Games Organizing Committee. 바카라사이트

Gangwon 2024, which opened on the 19th of last month, concluded its 14-day journey with a closing ceremony held at the outdoor plaza of Gangneung Olympic Park in Gangwon-do on the 1st.

Chairman Bach, who held an official press conference held at the Gangneung Main Media Center (MMC) on this day, said,

“This is a competition that makes good use of the legacy of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics,” and added,

“Youth athletes played in the facility where the Olympics were held six years ago, showing a lot of interest.”

“I was moved,” he said.

In particular, he highly praised the performance of the Dream Program, the ‘soft legacy’ of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

This project was designed to provide experience and training programs,

such as skiing and skating, to youth in developing countries who have difficulty accessing winter sports and to promote cultural exchange and global friendship through sports.

Silver medals were won in the men’s and women’s categories in the bobsled monobob (single-seater).

Other Tunisian and Thai athletes grew into Winter Olympians through this program.

Chairman Bach highly praised the event, saying, “Thanks to the Pyeongchang Olympics that opened a ‘new horizon,’

14 people who went through the Dream Program participated in Gangwon 2024,

providing special solidarity to the whole world.”

He also expressed his gratitude to the ‘Shine Crew’,

the 1,984 volunteers who made the event shine, saying, “The tireless passion and support of the volunteers, always smiling and ready to help,

led to the success of Gangwon 2024 and contributed to the Olympic movement.”

Added, “Athletes and the Olympic family feel great satisfaction from Gangwon 2024,” and predicted,

“If the participating athletes use this competition as a stepping stone to participate in the adult Olympics,

they will not be intimidated and will receive great help in preparing for the competition.”

He then announced that the venue for the next Winter Youth Olympics in 2028 will be decided and announced at the end of this year or early next year.

As Chairman Bach left the MMC, he presented a specially made IOC badge with the Olympic rings in the shape of a heart to the volunteer and took a photo with them.

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