2018 Winter Paralympics

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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Photo Courtesy: https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/paralympics/photos

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!

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  1. From the US and Canadian ice hockey rivalry to Marie Bochet’s dominance for France and Millie Knight’s potential for ParalympicsGB. Catch all the updates here.The 2018 Winter Paralympics officially known as the XII Paralympic Winter Games, and commonly known as the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics, is an international winter multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities that is scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March.

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