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Paralympic Winter Games: Prime Minister's statement

Paralympic Winter Games: Prime Minister's statement Paralympic Winter Games: Prime Minister's statement
Domingo Copeland | 12 March, 2018, 09:23

TheWinter Games will be held from March 9 to 18 in Pyeongchang County.

The IPC directed its focus on the achievement of hosting the inaugural North Korean Paralympic team in South Korea despite their history of conflict.

All of Saturday's medals came from skiing - alpine skiing and biathlon - on which six gold medals were up for grabs respectively.

Canada's first gold of the PyeongChang Paralympics was won by Mac Marcoux, guided by Jack Leitch in the men's vision impaired downhill skiing.

After celebrating the Winter Olympic Games with adorable doodles, Google is back to celebrate the opening of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

The Paralympics in South Korea opened Friday with a glittering ceremony that mixed spectacular light shows and fireworks with traditional Korean performances and modern pop music.

The doping scandal that ensnared Russian Federation then has persisted, however, with only members of its delegation whom the International Paralympic Committee considered clean of any doping history permitted to compete here under a neutral flag.

She completed the course at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in 1min 29.72sec, beating second-placed Millie Knight of Britain and her guide Brett Wild by 0.86sec.

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With spectators packing out the stands and waving the blue-and-white Korean unification flag, teenager Kim Jong Hyon and Ma Yu Chol - who both only started skiing three months ago - were the first over the start line in the cross-country race.

"We work just as hard as the Olympians", she said in an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune.

Lyashenko took bronze in the women's 6-km standing event.

The United States is sending the largest delegation of 68 athletes, with Canada sending 52.

He did not give a reason but the North's athletes may not have been keen to march alongside a defector.

However, there won't be a repeat of the Winter Olympics 2018 - when South and North Korea entered together under a unified flag - as the two countries made a decision to march separately.

It followed comments by US Vice-President Mike Pence, who said in Tokyo on his arrival in Asia to attend the Opening Ceremony that they planned to introduce the "toughest and most aggressive" sanctions yet against North Korea. "However, despite a day of amicable and positive discussions between the two NPCs in the Paralympic Village, the two parties have decided not to march under the same conditions as the Olympic Opening Ceremony".

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