2018 Winter Paralympics

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The 2018 Winter Paralympics, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, were an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that was held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018.wikipedia
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Pyeongchang County

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The 2018 Winter Paralympics, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, were an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that was held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018.
Pyeongchang hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Gangwon Province, South Korea

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The 2018 Winter Paralympics, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, were an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that was held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018.
Pyeongchang County hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium

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The opening ceremony was held on 9 March 2018 at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, which was built specifically for the Winter Games.
The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium was a temporary venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea.

Para ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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The Para ice hockey competition of the 2018 Winter Paralympics was held at Gangneung Hockey Centre, South Korea, from 10 to 18 March 2018.

Wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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The wheelchair curling competition of the 2018 Winter Paralympics was held from 10 to 17 March 2018 at the Gangneung Gymnasium in Gangneung, South Korea.

Neutral Paralympic Athletes at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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Russia is currently suspended by the International Paralympic Committee due to the state-sponsored doping program scandal. However, the IPC has allowed Russian athletes to qualify as neutral participants. They will field around 30–35 athletes in 5 sports, participating as Neutral Paralympic Athletes (NPA), who will march under the Paralympic flag at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Paralympic anthem will be played in any ceremony.
Russian athletes competed as Neutral Paralympic Athletes at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, held between 9–18 March 2018.

123rd IOC Session

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Pyeongchang was elected as host during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban in 2011, earning the required majority of at least 48 votes in the first round of voting.
At the session, Pyeongchang, South Korea was announced as the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games.

Snowboarding at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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The Snowboarding competition of the 2018 Winter Paralympics will be held on 12 and 16 March 2018 at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Gangneung, South Korea.

2018 Winter Olympics

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As part of a formal agreement between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee first established in 2001, the winner of the bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics was also to host the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on 9 February 2018; the US$100 million facility was only intended to be used for the opening and closing ceremonies of these Olympics and the subsequent Paralympics, and was demolished following their conclusion.

International Paralympic Committee

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The 2018 Winter Paralympics, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, were an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that was held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018. Russia is currently suspended by the International Paralympic Committee due to the state-sponsored doping program scandal. However, the IPC has allowed Russian athletes to qualify as neutral participants. They will field around 30–35 athletes in 5 sports, participating as Neutral Paralympic Athletes (NPA), who will march under the Paralympic flag at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Paralympic anthem will be played in any ceremony. As part of a formal agreement between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee first established in 2001, the winner of the bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics was also to host the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Winter Paralympic Games

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The 2018 Winter Paralympics, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, were an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that was held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018.

Doping in Russia

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Russia is currently suspended by the International Paralympic Committee due to the state-sponsored doping program scandal. However, the IPC has allowed Russian athletes to qualify as neutral participants. They will field around 30–35 athletes in 5 sports, participating as Neutral Paralympic Athletes (NPA), who will march under the Paralympic flag at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Paralympic anthem will be played in any ceremony.
There were calls to ban Russia from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics or to allow Russian athletes to compete only as neutrals.

Olympic Channel (U.S. TV channel)

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In the United States, NBC Sports announced plans to air nearly twice as much coverage on linear television as it did in Sochi, with 94 hours airing primarily on NBCSN and the U.S. version of Olympic Channel, along with online streaming content.
The network participated in NBCSN's event coverage of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Alpensia Resort

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Alpensia Resort – biathlon, cross-country skiing
After the Olympics, Alpensia Resort will also host the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Gangneung Hockey Centre

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Gangneung Hockey Centre – para ice hockey
It also hosted the ice sledge hockey competition during the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Gangneung Gymnasium

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Gangneung Curling Centre – wheelchair curling
It was used for both the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics as the venue for curling and wheelchair curling.

2022 Winter Paralympics

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The program is similar to 2018 Winter Paralympics,with two more woman´s events at Snowboarding.This will be the first edition of any type of Paralympic Games (Summer or Winter) in which the number of events will contain gender equality with 39 events for men, 39 for women, and 4 mixed events.

Lee Dong-wook

Actors Jang Keun-suk and Lee Dong-wook purchased 2,018 and 1,000 tickets for themselves and fans to attend meetups at para ice hockey games, while a K-pop concert featuring B1A4 and BtoB was also organized.
Lee attended the honorary ambassador appointment ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Taepyeongno Press Center in Seoul on January 12.

Korean Unification Flag

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The South Korean Paralympic Committee stated that North Korean officials had requested that the Liancourt Rocks (which are the subject of an ongoing sovereignty dispute between South Korea and Japan) be included on the Korean Unification Flag during the Paralympics.
The countries attempted to negotiate a similar arrangement for the Paralympics, but negotiations were stalled by North Korean officials requesting that the Liancourt Rocks be included on the flag.

2014 Winter Paralympics

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At the 2018 Winter Paralympics, the RPC remained suspended, but the IPC did allow clean Russian athletes to compete neutrally under the Paralympic flag (mirroring a similar decision by the IOC for the 2018 Winter Olympics).