All you need to know about 2018’s PyeongChang.
Pyeongchang prepares to host Winter Paralympics for the second time in Asia
Dust is inhabited by PyeongChang Games, but South Korea is preparing to welcome athletes from all over the world for the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
Approximately 570 athletes from 48 countries competed in 80 medal events from 9 to 18 March in six Winter Paralympic Sports – Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey, Snowboarding and Wheelchair Curling.
Most medals come on ice, in which 30 gold medals, alpine skiing, the disciplines like downhill, slalom and huge slalom are divided into standing, sitting and visually categorized.
Mixed men and women teams on ice will compete in wheelchair curling and ice sled hockey for the most prestigious title of the Games.
But with the Olympics last month, more focus on Soft Paralympics will turn away from the game for two special delegations- North Korea and Russia.
North Korea sends first team
After the geopolitical waves generated by the presence of North Korea at the Winter Olympics in February, history will be re-created in Pyeongchang as the northern neighbors send their first winter Paralympic team.
According to the Ministry of Consolidation of South Korea, the North Korean Pyeongchang delegation arrived in South Korea on Wednesday according to the integration ministry, that a historic summit will be held in April between South Korean President Moon-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Russian athletes ‘neutral’ again
After Sochi 2014 and Turin both topped the Paralympic Medal Table in 2006, Russia will not have an official team in Pyeongchang.
In the form of the Olympics, Russian para athletes have competed in the form of neotrals, but this time by eliminating all references to Russia under the title of “Neutral Paralympic Athletes” (NPA). At the Olympics, the Russian athlete who proved that he was clean, was allowed to compete with Russia as “Olympic athlete”.