Preparing for the Paralympics

The 2018 Winter Paralympics, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, are an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that is currently taking place in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018. Athletes representing 49 National Paralympic Committees are participating in these Games, which mark the first time that South Korea has hosted the Winter Paralympics and the second Paralympics held in the country overall, after the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul.

 

 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. Pyeongchang was elected as host during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban in 2011, earning the necessary majority of at least 48 votes in just one round of voting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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