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Aussies march on PyeongChang Paralympics

Aussies march on PyeongChang Paralympics

Funds will be paid to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) and the Korea Paralympic Committee, the ministry said in a written statement.

South Korea has so far collected only two silver medals in the past seven Winter Paralympic Games.

The doping scandal that ensnared Russian Federation then has persisted, however, with only members of its delegation who fulfilled a thorough history of drug testing and deemed clean by the International Paralympic Committee permitted to compete here as neutrals.

Friday's opening ceremony included several performers with disabilities-a drummer with a prosthetic arm and legs beat a giant traditional drum, and a choir of wheelchair-bound performers sang the South Korean national anthem.

Hailing from 48 nations, plus the Neutral Paralympic Athlete delegation, athletes will contend in 80 medal events across six sports: Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, Para ice hockey, snowboard and wheelchair curling.

She has competed on every Winter Paralympic team since 2006 along with sled hockey player Steve Cash and Alpine skiing teammate Tyler Walker. Live competition coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday with the men's and women's downhill on the Olympic Channel. It is also the largest Winter Paralympics ever in terms of participation - 570 athletes from 49 nations have registered to participate - according to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG).

With 190 live video transmission units deployed for the games, LiveU saw over 7,100 live sessions out of approximately 40 different countries with 6 terabytes of live transmission.

Schultz enters the Paralympics as one of the top snowboarders in the world having won a silver medal in banked slalom at the 2017 world championships. On this day as we countdown 100 days until the Paralympics in Korea, I am excited to launch and share with you this video of my journey - one that, at times, seemed impossible but is unfolding into a dream of mine.

North Korea, which had athletes competing in the Olympics after some late negotiations, will send two cross-country skiers to Pyeongchang. Ultimately, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decided that it did not want any further debate on the matter and suggested the two Koreas march separately at the Opening Ceremony.

This is double the number of athletes from Asia that competed at the Sochi Games in 2014. "I'll be trying my hardest to hold back the tears during the opening ceremony".

In another development of the inter Korean diplomacy so prominently boosted by the Olympics last month, North Korea indeed will be participating at the Paralympics for the first time.


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