POSTED: Monday April 6th 2015
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Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signs MOU offering support for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

POCOG and KOICA MOU signing ceremony © POCOG
POCOG and KOICA MOU signing ceremony © POCOG

POCOG President Yang Ho Cho (left) and KOICA President KIM Young-mok © POCOG
POCOG President Yang Ho Cho (left) and KOICA President KIM Young-mok © POCOG

Seoul, April 6 - The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Games support with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The agreement was concluded at the POCOG office in Seoul, Korea, today.

KOICA is a government-funded organization for Official Development Assistance (ODA) implementing South Korea's global grant aid and cooperation programs for developing nations.  Each year, KOICA educates more than 4500 volunteers to be dispatched overseas by the Korean government under the World Friends Korea (WFK) program.

Under the agreement of this MOU, KOICA's will also include "the Olympic Games and PyeongChang 2018" in its education program for WFK volunteers.  These volunteers will then become "Youth Supporters for PyeongChang 2018" and engage in promoting the 2018 Winter Games during their overseas volunteer activities.  These Youth Supporters will also have the chance to participate as volunteers during Games time. 

KOICA will also help promote the Games by including PyeongChang 2018 venue tours in its invitational fellowship program for developing nations' government officials and policymakers.

Signing the MOU, POCOG President CHO Yang-ho noted, "I believe the diverse activities of KOICA and Korea's young volunteers in developing nations around the world, joined with our New Horizons vision to expand winter sports and spread the spirit of our Games worldwide, can bring great positive energy and momentum for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games."

KOICA President KIM Young-mok replied, "The cooperation between the two organizations to promote the common prosperity of mankind is a significant milestone. Along with the Youth Supporters program, we will actively endeavor with our supportive partnership for the successful Winter Games in 2018."

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About POCOG


The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will host the XXIII edition of the Olympic Winter Games on 9-25 February 2018. Over 80 countries and 6,000 athletes are expected to take part in the first Olympic Winter Games to be held in Asia in 20 years. Seven sports comprising 15 disciplines will be on the official program.

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place on 9-18 March 2018, with approximately 50 countries and 690 athletes competing. Five sports are on the Paralympic program.

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Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · Winter Olympics · Paralympics · KOICA


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