It was when Nao Kodaira (38, Japan), who has a new Olympic record (36.94 seconds) for the women’s 500m speed skating, visited Gangneung Oval, the speed skating venue for the 2024 Gangwon Youth Olympics (hereinafter referred to as Gangwon 2024), and interviewed reporters on the 21st.
Godaira repeatedly thanked reporters, saying, “Many Korean volunteers have been kind since the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Six years later, thank you for recognizing and being kind.”
He also expressed his gratitude to Ra Hyun-jae, 56, a volunteer who was in charge of the interpretation. “I also met the person who was in charge of the interpretation at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. I’m glad to see you again like this,” Ko said with a smile.마카오토토
Ra is working as a volunteer at a language service room at Gangwon 2024. Fluent in Japanese and English, she was a volunteer for the British national team in 2018. Having earned her degree in Japan, she also speaks Japanese fluently and served as an interpreter for “legendary” Godaira, serving as a bridgehead for Korean reporters. Ra also plans to interpret “Speed skating legend” Lee Sang-hwa’s meeting with Godaira on Tuesday.
Ra also smiled brightly, saying, “I’m really happy to meet Godaira again. I cheered a lot at that time, and I’m so touched.”
Volunteers are heading to the stadium at Gangneung Olympic Park, where the opening ceremony and ice skating will take place, three days before the opening of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics in Gangwon Province. Yonhap News.
He has a living. A citizen of Chuncheon, he takes annual leave even though he has a living, handles the rest of his duties at night, and works as an Olympic volunteer. An hourly wage for a volunteer is 0 won. Why did he participate in the Olympics twice when he was an unpaid volunteer.
“This is a chance that I will never have in my life again. I thought the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics would be my last chance, but I have another chance in six years. Isn’t it meaningful to be able to serve in such a global competition without pay? I wanted to share this experience with my children. That’s why I started volunteering again,” he said with a smile.
She is the age when she looks at Lee Soon (耳順) after passing by 知 命. She has been watching international competitions held in Korea. “Korea was not that strong at the time of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, but in 2018, 30 years later, Korea became a better country than then. Now, Korea stands tall as a country that gives sports. I enjoy watching the world exchange through sports,” she said.
Ra and other 1994 volunteers working at the Gangwon-do site are quietly committed today in an invisible place to successfully hold ‘Gangwon 2024’ until the closing.