Winter Paralympics 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics recently came to a close. Now, fans the world over are eagerly awaiting the 2018 Winter Paralympics. By medal count, Norway came in first with 39 total medals, followed by Germany in second with 31 medals, and Canada in third place with 29 medals. The United States came in fourth place with 23 medals. The 2018 Winter Paralympics will feature 670 athletes from 45 countries competing in 80 events. These events will include alpine skiing, ice hockey, wheelchair curling, and snowboarding, among others.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, March 9 at 6 am Eastern Standard Time. It will be held at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. The site was built solely for the Games, but will not hold any Olympic or Paralympic events. Instead this building will serve to host both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, able to seat 35,000.
The medals ceremonies will be held in the PyeongChang Olympic Plaza, which is right next to the Stadium. Additionally, the Alpensia Biathlon Centre is where biathlon and cross-country skiing will take place. Alpine skiing and snowboarding will be held at Jeongseon Alpine Centre. Gangneung Curling Centre is home to wheelchair curling and, finally, Gangneung Hockey Centre will host para ice hockey.
The Closing Ceremony will take place at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on Sunday, March 18 at 7 am. As is custom with all Paralympic Games, the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award will be presented at the Closing Ceremony. This award recognizes outstanding performance and overcoming adversity.
We’re excited about the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. We’ll be cheering on Team USA. Tune in to the Games on NBC and watch your favorite Paralympic athletes go for gold!
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