2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic | Dream Program: Explore Frontier of Winter Sports

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What is Dream Program?

The Dream Programme is initiated to introduce winter sports to young people who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience winter weather and winter sports. The Dream Programme was launched by PyeongChang in 2004 as part of its bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Since then, 1,574 youths (105 with disabilities) coming from 75 countries have participated in this programme, which is usually organized for 10 days between January and February.


The Dream Programme provides youths aged 11 to 15 with the opportunity to train in skiing and ice sports. In particular, youths who have limited access to winter weather or winter sports, or those who have potential to excel in winter sports, are invited to PyeongChang. The programme has also helped foster closer ties among nations and enriched the participants through cultural exchange.

Key stakeholders such as the IOC, winter International Federations such as FIS and ISU, the foreign media and NOCs have lauded the Dream Programme as an excellent initiative that has contributed to the Olympic Movement.It has helped to expand winter sports, promote friendship among youths, and contributed to peace around the world. Since 2011, the second phase of the Dream Programme, called ‘New Dream Programme’, has been in operation.

Under the New Dream Programme, there will be an increase in opportunities for the youths, including those with disabilities, to experience winter sports in PyeongChang. In 2012, the Dream Programme was also expanded to serve as an academy for winter sports.

An application is distributed and received by Korean Embassy through the process of consultation with the Nation Olympic Committee (NOC) of the country concerned.
Each NOC recommends participants among promising players of 11-15 years old in it’s country After reviewing of the application, participants are finally confirmed by Gangwon Province.


Goal
Training professionals of a winter sports conducting: Winter Sports Academy
• Exchanging theory & practical training and guidance method about sports on snow (Skiing and Snowboarding)
and sports on ice (Figure skating and Short track speed skating)
• Participated coachers will help for promising players of their own countries through guidance methods and
practical training methods.
• Player will understand better about winter sports and improve their skills.

Contributing to friendship and international sports exchange among nations of the world
• Tour of Gangwon Province Culture, Seoul Tour
• Experience Korea, Recreation (Dream lounge, Social party, water play)
• Tour of PyeongChang winter olympic sports facilities and experience winter sports.

Participation Process
Gangwon Province → Korean Embassy of each country
→ NOC → Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trand, Korea → Gangwon Province

An application is distributed and received by Korean Embassy through the process of consultation with the Nation Olympic Committee (NOC) of the country concerned.

Each NOC recommends participants among promising players of 11~15 years old in it’s country After reviewing of the application, participants are finally confirmed by Gangwon Province.

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