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Gangwon 2024 marks 200 Days to Go with reveals of medal design, uniforms and recycling initiatives

July 06 2023 - News Release News Editorial

With only 200 days to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024, the Organising Committee (YOGOC), under the leadership of its two Co-Presidents, Lee Sang-hwa and Jin Jong-oh, celebrated the milestone in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The event saw the unveiling of the design for the reverse of the medals, along with the introduction of the official volunteer uniforms and the launch of PET bottle recycling initiatives.

Gangwon 2024 marks 200 Days to Go with reveals of medal design, uniforms and recycling initiatives

“On this milestone of 200 days to go, we take great pride in unveiling both the medal design and the uniforms. Our excitement grows as we anticipate sharing the Republic of Korea’s heritage, K-culture, with the world through the Youth Olympic Games, and we look forward to celebrating these YOG with young people in Korea,” said Jin Jong-oh, Co-President of the Organising Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024.

Design of the reverse of the medal

Gangwon 2024 ambassador and figure skating legend Yuna Kim revealed the design of the reverse of the medal. The artwork emerged from a collaborative workshop hosted by the Gangwon 2024 YOGOC, in partnership with 19 local art school students from the Gangwon Arts High School and Yanggu Middle School.

The workshop provided an inspiring platform for the students to unleash their creativity. In a brainstorming session, they used photographs of sports, winter landscapes and Korean culture to construct unique collages. These served as the foundation for their sketches, which were then transformed into digital renditions. The selected design encapsulates the nature and picturesque environment of Gangwon province. It also features a beam of light, symbolising growth and unity, while connecting with the obverse (front) of the medal.

The obverse design is by Brazilian Dante Akira Uwai, who won the medal design competition for which a record-breaking 3,000 design proposals were submitted. “A Sparkling Future” is a geometric interpretation of the Gangwon 2024 motto, “grow together, shine forever”.

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