DreamProgram

Introduction

The Dream Programme is an initiative to introduce winter sports to young people who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience winter sports. The Dream Programme was launched by PyeongChang in 2004 as part of its bid for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Since then, 2,147 youths coming from 85 countries have participated in this programme, which is usually organised for 10 days between January and February.

Target and Purpose

The Dream Program provides opportunities for skiing and ice sports training for youths aged 13-21 by inviting national youths who are not easy to experience winter sports or youths with excellent potential in the PyeongChang, Gangwon-do.

Goal

Winter sports base expansion and athlete development

  • Training on snow (ski & snowboard), ice (figure, short/speed skating), sliding sports
  • Exchange of instruction and training methods between the participants and their coaches by country
  • Fostering into 2022 Beijing and 2024 Youth Olympics
Dissemination and exchange of Hallyu culture

  • Pyeongchang Winter Olympics facility tour and winter sports experience (curling, para ice hockey)
  • Experience and exchange of Korean culture such as K-POP and Taekwondo
  • Gangwon-do and Seoul major tourist attractions tour

Process (Recruitment of domestic participants in 2021 due to coronavirus)

Slogan

Emblem

Meaning of the logo

The Dream Program, one of the endeavors to expand the base of winter sports, shows the dreams of various shapes and colors in the form of Dream decalcomani to young people. The overall form is a snowball, which depicts a dream that shines beautifully and waits for the winter.

Greetings

PyeongChang 2018 Legacy Foundation was founded with a mission to create and run legacy programmes for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
As a legacy of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Gangwon Province aims to revive the Olympic spirit and expand the base of winter sports.
Since 2004, a global youth winter sports camp “Dream Program” has begun as a key project of our mission. Dream Program provides youths from countries where winter sports are not widely practiced, a chance to participate in sports training and become a professional athlete.
We expect our young athletes to spread a positive global movement to their nations and to beyond, for people to enjoy winter sports, and contribute to the common good and better relationship among each other.
Through customized training and various culture exchange experience, we hope this program will be an opportunity for teenagers from around the world to love winter sports and yearn for the Winter Olympics.

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