100 volunteers quit Olympic, condemn assigned jobs

Posted on Feb 19 2018 - 5:00pm by admin

The Pyeongchang Organising Committee says around 100 volunteers have quit working at the Pyeongchang Olympics because they didn’t like their assigned jobs.

Organising committee spokesperson, Nancy Park, said Monday that the absences didn’t harm the running of the Games.

“This is because we selected more than we needed, with 14,000 volunteers in action from 90,000 applications from around the world,” she said.

The spokeperson said the 100 “came, didn’t like it and left again.”

Park acknowledged that volunteers had complained about issues such as “snacks and transportation” and also voiced them to the Blue House, the residence of the nation’s President, Moon Jae In.

Volunteers, who are not paid apart from accommodation and receiving the official uniform, are crucial for the running of any Games.

“We are trying to take care of their needs. They are the face of the Games and very important for us,” Park said. (dpa/NAN)

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