Gangwon received the Youth Olympic Flag from the last hosts Lausanne in 2020 ©Getty Images

The South Korean city of Taebaek has been chosen to stage a special cultural event designed to promote the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon.

Taebaek, some 85 kilometres from Gangwon, is set to hold a "Boom Up" event which is expected to take place in October at the Hwanji pond near the source of the Nakdonggang River.

"As a city of sports, it has a special meaning to participate in the boom-up of the city behind the Olympics, I will do my best to make it happen," Mayor Lee Sang-Ho declared.

The city is set to receive KRW100 million (£61,500/$76,500/€71,500) towards staging the event.

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The celebrations are expected to include a special ceremonial opening, Olympic themed promotions, stage performances, buskers and a flea market.

The 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games are scheduled to open in Gangwon on January 19 2024. 

The first Winter Youth Olympic Games were held in Innsbruck in 2012 and followed by editions in Lillehammer in 2016 and Lausanne in 2020.

Gangwon 2024 is scheduled to be the first edition of the Winter Youth Olympics to be held in an Asian country.