OLY pins prove a big hit at PyeongChang 2018

10 | 2 | 2018

Olympians in PyeongChang are eager to get their hands on World Olympians Association’s special PyeongChang 2018 pins.

WOA has produced two exclusive pins in honour of the XXIII edition of the Olympic Winter Games. One shows the organisation’s logo along with a special Games motif based on a traditional Korean house. The second, an exclusive OLY pin designed specifically for Olympians, can be worn as an ongoing reminder of their unique status in society.

Two Olympians keen to display their OLY pins are Hong Kong’s Michael Tse OLY (rowing) and his partner Fenella Ng OLY (swimming and rowing), who are at the Games to support Fenella's niece Arabella Ng (alpine skiing), Hong Kong, China’s only athlete competing at PyeongChang 2018.

“It’s a special feeling returning to the Games as an Olympian, knowing I’m part of a much larger global community of Olympic athletes. I am proud to wear the OLY pin to show what Olympians have achieved,” said Michael Tse.

The OLY pin is part of WOA’s popular post-nominal letters initiative that awards Olympians with the OLY designation after their names in recognition of the years of hard work it took to become an Olympian.

WOA President, Joël Bouzou OLY, added: “It’s great to see the WOA pins are so popular here in PyeongChang. It’s been fantastic to meet so many Olympians in the short time we have been here and see all of them excited to both use OLY after their names and to wear the OLY letters with pride.”

Olympians can apply for their OLY certificate here:

The pins are only available in PyeongChang at present.