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„Passion Crew“ will welcome and support athletes, fans and media with Korean Ari-ari gesture

PyeongChang (RWH) In 300 days, on February 9, 2018, the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games kick-off with the festive opening ceremony in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.
The special welcome gesture for the Games is Ari-Ari, a Korean word used to cheer on sports teams with a very positive meaning behind it which translates to ‘making a road when there is no road’. This is a strong message to help the crew get through busy days, challenging situations, and unite in moments of celebration. The action that goes with this phrase will be to raise their arms in the air and open and close their fists twice.
The training for Korean volunteers began earlier this month with workshops and teambuilding sessions. For the international volunteers, their selection will be announced in the coming weeks and online training will commence in May. The volunteers are part of the „Passion Crew“, the Games workforce for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The title was chosen to complement the Games slogan “Passion. Connected” and unites all staff, volunteers, ceremonies cast, securities and contractors who are supporting the delivery of PyeongChang 2018. The Passion Crew, more than 87,000 people, greets and supports all athletes, officials, spectators and members of the media during Games time.
The Olympic competitions in the IBSF disciplines start on February 15 (skeleton) and February 18 (bobsleigh).

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