According to foreign media CNET report, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics will hold the opening ceremony on the evening of March 9. To commemorate this Olympic event, Google launched an animated doodle, emphasizing sports events for disabled athletes. The Paralympic Games originated from a small sports event organized by the British World War II veterans in 1948 and has now become the largest disabled sports event in the world. Since 1960, the Paralympics has been held in the same year as the Olympic Games.
This year's Paralympic Winter Games will be the largest Winter Paralympic event to date. 567 athletes from 48 countries will record a record of six major events: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sled hockey, and singles. Skiing and wheelchair curling etc. These projects will produce a total of 80 gold medals.
In an announcement, Andrew Parson, president of the International Paralympic Committee, said: “The athletes and the country participating in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games will create a historical record. This is an exciting news for the development of disabled winter sports. ”
Three countries will make their debut at this winter Paralympic Games. North Korea and Georgia will dispatch two athletes respectively, while Tajikistan will send one athlete. The United States team will become the largest team of athletes, with a total of 68 people; followed by the Canadian team with 52 athletes. In addition, 30 Russian athletes will be allowed to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games in a neutral capacity.
2018 The Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics will be held from March 9 to 18.