No Joint Korean March at Paralympics due to Flag Dispute

No Joint Korean March at Paralympics due to Flag Dispute

Asian Paralympic Committee President, Majid Rashed expressed his delight at the huge growth in representation for the region; "The growth in winter para-sports is excellent news for our region".

"To have us all working together for that goal - that podium - is phenomenal".

A cheery mood coursed through festivities that lacked the tension of the 2014 Sochi Paralympics, when Ukraine sent only its flag-bearer to the opening ceremony to protest Russia's intervention in the Crimean Peninsula, or the undertones of the 2016 Rio Paralympics, which were stained by financial turmoil and meager ticket sales. The event featuring multiple winter sports will emphasize inspiration, determination, courage and equality.

Yamamoto competed in his first worldwide snowboarding event previous year, and unlike his teammates Gurimu Narita and Daichi Oguri, he is a long shot to medal in either of his two events, banked slalom and snowboard cross.

18 members of the team have won a Paralympic medal.

Among the flagbearers at the opening ceremony were many of those figures.

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North Korea accepted a special invitation from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and made a decision to send a 24-member delegation that includes two sit-skiers who will compete in cross-country skiing at the PyeongChang Paralympics.

Polish officials are eyeing two medals.

Wheelchair Curling appeared for the first time during the 2006 Torino Winter Games. More than 6,000 volunteers will be ready to help athletes and visitors like they did at the Olympics.

The 36-year-old from St. Cloud, Minn., will make his Paralympic debut after learning to snowboard in 2011.

Perhaps South Korea's best hope for a medal comes in sled hockey.

Nordic skier Sin Eui-hyun seeks to become the first to win Paralympic gold. With an unbelievable, supportive team around me, hard work and dedication, I am a few steps closer to Pyeongchang with a recent gold and a silver from the World Cup snowboard events in The Netherlands.

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Organizers are touting Pyeongchang as the largest in Winter Paralympics history.

This year the impairments the competing athletes have include amputee, visual impairment, cerebral and spinal injuries.

Starting with the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, and the Winter Games in 1992 in Albertville, France, the games coincided with the Olympic Games. The national wheelchair curling team also won silver at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics.

Earlier this week, the Blue House said North Korea is willing to talk about getting rid of its nuclear weapons if its own safety can be guaranteed.

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