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Winter Paralympic Games 5 things you need to know about PyeongChang 2018

Here are the top five things you need to know about the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

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doodle-paralympics play Here are the five things you need to know about the 2018 Paralympic Games (Google)

After the conclusion of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, PyeongChang is set to host the Winter Paralympic Games, here are the top five thing you need to know.

1. 2018 Winter Paralympics Games hosts & Duration

The 2018 Winter Paralympics Games will be hosted in PyeongChang, South Korea just as the Winter Olympic Games.

The Paralympics will commence from Friday, March 9 till  Sunday, March 18.

Paralympic Games play The Winter Paralympics start on Friday March 9 (Paralympic Games)


2. Nigeria absent from 2018 Winter Paralympics Games

Nigeria made a first appearance at the Winter Olympic Games in 2018, after the Bobsled team and Skeleton athlete Simidele Adeagbo qualified to represent the country, however the green white green will not be paraded at the Paralympic Games as no Nigerian will be participating.

Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga play Nigeria will not be participating at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games


3. North Korea to participate at 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

After a successful appearance at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the North Korean flag will again be in paraded in PyeongChang.

Although, unlike the Winter Olympic Games where both South and North Korea participated under the same flag, the North Koreans will compete as an independent nation, with just two athletes set to represent them.

Paralympic Games play North Korea will again be in Pyeong Chang (CNN)


4. Events at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

There will be six Winter Paralympic sports events available for athletes to participate in.

An estimated 570 athletes are expected to compete for 80 medals in various events which include cross-country skiing, snowboarding alpine skiing, wheel chair curling,  ice sledge hockey and biathlon.

Paralympic Games play There are six events at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games (Financial Tribune)


5. Russia to compete as Neutrals at 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

Russian athletes who have been certified that they are clean of drugs, will be allowed to compete as Neutrals at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Alexander Krushelnitsky play Russia athletes will compete as neutrals at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games (Guardian)


This development comes after a Russian athlete Alexander Krushelnitsky was charged for doping at 2018 Winter Olympics.

After the Winter Olympic Games the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) will turn its attention to the 2020 Olympic Games.

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