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Volume 6 No. 195


The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday "announced their launch of a Korean youth mentorship program," according to YONHAP. In a statement, the organizations said that the goodwill campaign is part of the USOC's "Thank You, PyeongChang" initiative, designed to "contribute to the positive legacy" of the first Winter Olympics to take place in South Korea. In the mentorship program, the U.S. ice dance tandem of Maia and Alex Shibutani "will mentor students at Jinbu Middle School in PyeongChang," 180km east of Seoul, through virtual lessons. The three-time world championship medalists and '14 Olympians will visit the school in February. Jinbu students "will teach the figure skaters about Korean culture and about what athletes can expect at PyeongChang 2018" (YONHAP, 8/22).