As you may already know, the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games is currently taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea (March 9-18, 2018).
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Athletes from around the world are competing in these six sport categories: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboard, and wheelchair curling.
The Jeongseon Alpine Centre will stage skiing and snowboard events.
The biathlon and cross-country events will be held at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre.
The Coastal Cluster will host the ice events.
Para ice hockey will take place at the Gangneung Hockey Centre.
The Gangneung Curling Centre will stage wheelchair curling.
“Bandabi (반다비),” an Asiatic black bear, is the official mascot of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. In the name “Bandabi,” “banda” comes from “bandal” which means “half-moon,” (see the white crescent on the bear’s chest?). “Bi” has the meaning of celebrating the Games. The mascot symbolizes “strong will and courage” and is fondly associated with South Korea’s mythology, culture, and folklore.
You can check out live coverage, updates, and schedules of the event here!