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PyeongChang 2018 showcases uniform for Passion Crew at the volunteer kickoff ceremony

06 Nov 2017

PyeongChang, Korea, November 6, 2017: The official uniform for the PyeongChang 2018 Passion Crew was unveiled on Monday at a special kick-off event at the COEX Auditorium in Seoul with about 1,000 volunteers in attendance.

Also present to enjoy the fashion show and show their support of the Passion Crew that will be instrumental to the success of the Games were the President of the Organising Committee, Lee Hee-beom, the Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Roh Tae-kang, and the Vice Minister of Interior and Safety, Shim Bo-kyun.

Passion Crew is the name that has been given to the Games workforce for the PyeongChang 2018 This title will unite all staff, volunteers, ceremonies cast, securities and contractors who are supporting the delivery of PyeongChang 2018. It amounts to more than 87,000 people - around 56,000 during the Olympic Games and 31,000 during the Paralympic Games. The title was chosen to complement the Games slogan “Passion. Connected”.

The key design of the clothing is about being ‘highly visible amongst the crowds’ and showcasing the PyeongChang look and feel in bright and bold colours.

The North Face-designed collection consists of eight items – ski jacket, ski pants, mid jacket, t-shirt, knit cap, backpack, ski gloves and padding booties – which will be distributed to all Passion Crew (POCOG Workforce and Volunteers) before they begin their duties at Games time.

Lee Hee-beom said: “The Passion Crew are a very important element of the Games. They will provide service and support across all functional areas, and also help us connect to the general public and be the face of the Games at many locations. They will be able to wear this uniform with pride and share their passion for PyeongChang 2018 with everyone they come into contact with.”

Passion Crew volunteer training continues over the next few months with a total of 20,389 being engaged across the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


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