Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games torch to tour Gangwon from 6 June
The flame of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games will begin a tour of Gangwon province from the 6th of this month .According to the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee on Friday, the flame, which was lit in Athens, Greece, on March 3, left Seoul Plaza on the 11th of the same month and completed a nationwide tour to Busan, Sejong, Jeju and Gwangju. On the 6th, it will enter the Gangwon Provincial Office and begin a tour of 18 cities and counties in the province.
The Gangwon provincial government and the organising committee will hold a torch reception and tour safety prayer event at the provincial government’s Fountain Square that afternoon, and will hold torch lighting and cultural events at 18 schools until the 28th of next month. The organisers are also planning a special tour in January next year to visit underprivileged groups in the province to share the torch experience. The Games, which will be held for the first time in Asia, are expected to attract more than 15,000 participants, including more than 1,900 youth athletes and officials from more than 80 countries around the world, and will be held in four cities in Gangneung, Pyeongchang, Hwaseong and Jeongseon for 14 days from 토토사이트 January 19 to February 1 next year.