Three Filipina figure skaters and their coach flew to Korea on Monday to take part in the 2014 Dream Program hosted by the city of PyeongChang.
Athletes Sofia Isabel Guidote, 11, Mikayla Shalom Fabian, 15, and Emee Marjorie Dy, 13, as well as their accompanying coach Arnaldo Mariñas, 42, were earlier endorsed by the Philippine Olympic Commission to take part in the annual winter sports camp that promotes exchange of culture and friendship among the 160 youth representatives from 39 countries.
The Dream Program is ongoing until January 25 and this year’s program will introduce an educational session called “Champions of Tomorrow” in which will participants learn Olympic values through physical activities and group discussions, using the Olympic Value Education Program tool kit.
The participating athletes will visit the PyeongChang Alpensia Sports Park, including the Ski-jumping Tower, to look around the Olympic venues and experience bobsledding and biathlon.
The Dream Program is an initiative established in 2004 by Gangwon Province during PyeongChang’s bid for the Olympic games. Its aim is to promote the values and ideals of the Olympic Movement and expand the base of winter sports globally. The program is celebrating its 11th edition this year.
PyeongChang will be the host city of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
For more information, log on to www.dreamprogram.co.kr.