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2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games

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2018-02-23 14:14
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2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games



670 athletes from 80 countries, the number of total athletes has increased by 131 in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics with a 44 percent increase in the number of total female athletes. Here are some basic information regarding 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games provided by Koreamarket2018.


WHEN?


(Source : Pyeongchang2018 Website)


The 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games will be held from March 9 to 18, 2018 in 3 nearby regions of South Korea : PyeongChang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon


SPORTS


(Source : Paralympic Website)


Athletes competing in the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games include para Alpine skiing, Para Nordic (both para biathlon and para cross-country skiing), para ice hockey, para snowboard, and wheelchair curling.


VENUES


(Source : Pyeongchang2018 Website)


2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games will be held in different venue locations.


Jeongseon : The Jeongseon Alpine Center will be hosting para Alpine skiing and snowboard events. The Alpensia Biathlon Center will host para Nordic skiing, biathlon, and cross-country skiing events.


Gangneung : The Gangneung Hockey Center will host para ice hockey, and Gangneung Curling Center will host wheelchair curling competition.


MASCOTS


(Source : Pyeongchang2018 Website)


The official mascots for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics are "Bandabi" and "Soohorang". Bandabi is an Asiatic black bear symbolizing strong willpower and courage in the Korean mythology, culture and folklore. “Banda” is derived from “bandal,” meaning half-moon and “Bi” stands for celebration of the Games.  “Sooho,” meaning protection, symbolizes protection of the PyeongChang 2018 affiliates, and “Rang” comes from the middle letter of “Horangi,” meaning “Tiger,” and is also the last letter of “Jeongseon Arirang,” a region where the Games will be held as well as a cherished traditional folk song of Gangwon Province.


For more information, visit : https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/paralympics/about-the-games

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