N. Korean Flag Attracts Attention in PyeongChang

The athletics lineup includes alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.

While there, I will visit Canada House and the Athletes' Village, participate in bilateral meetings and cheer on Canadian athletes at various events.

Owen Pick has been given the honour of carrying the flag for Paralympics GB at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games tomorrow (March 9).

South Korea approved 130 million won ($121,370) in government funding to support North Koreans' participation in the PyeongChang Paralympics, the Unification Ministry said Friday.

North Korea's 24-strong delegation arrived in South Korea yesterday through a land border north of the South Korean capital Seoul. Pyongyang has gone from issuing threats of war to saying it is willing to relinquish its nuclear weapons as part of negotiations with the US.

Sports for disabled people have numerous different categories, depending on the type of disability and how serious it is.

North Korea's controversial participation within the Olympics helped ease tensions between the North and the United States, and Japan, over its nuclear and missiles packages which it conducts in defiance of UN Safety Council resolutions and sanctions.

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Niels de Langen of the Netherlands starts the men's downhill training run.

He will be the first Kiwi in action, when he competes alongside team-mate Adam Hall in the Downhill event on Saturday.

Organisers say there has been good public interest, with about 275,000 tickets sold so far. It's a huge rise from a number that barely registered in October 2017. The 38-year-old, who will be skiing with guides Graham Nishikawa (Whitehorse, Yukon) and Russell Kennedy (Canmore) in PyeongChang, is making his fifth Paralympic Games appearance.

Not everyone was happy with the IPC's decision, with German Paralympic Committee president Friedhelm Julius Beucher reportedly slamming it as a "slap in the face to clean athletes". "We wish our Paralympians the best of luck - and will be cheering them on - as they represent us in PyeongChang".

Here is all the information on the Winter Paralympics 2018 opening ceremony.

The IPC suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee ahead of the Rio Paralympics in August 2016 because of its "inability to fulfill its IPC membership obligations, in particular its obligation to comply with the World Anti-Doping Code".


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