Spotlight on the volunteers at the heart of Pyeongchang 2018

Passion Crew is the name that has been given to the Games workforce for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and they consist of a broad spectrum of ages, nationalities and language skills. The average age of the crew is 26.4 and has a Korea-international ratio of 17:1 with 62 countries represented. The largest number of foreign volunteers comes from the United States, followed by previous Winter Games host nations of Canada and Russia.

Volunteers play a crucial part in the Games, and it is often said they have an influence in the success or failure of the Games. They are generally at the front line and the first to meet athletes, officials and spectators, helping them find their way, providing information or just welcoming them with a friendly smile and hello. The Passion Crew have been posted across 17 functional areas including transport, accommodation, press operations, interpretation and sport.

All volunteers have gone through basic training for their roles and wider Games education to give them the tools and knowledge they need to do their jobs to the best of their ability. In their distinctive red and grey PyeongChang 2018 uniform, the Passion Crew will be seen across 188 different locations including all Olympic Games venues and key transport interchanges.