The 2018 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the XII Paralympic Winter Games, are due to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9th to 18th March 2018.
The Winter Paralympic Games is an international multi-sport event where athletes with physical disabilities compete. This includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.
The 2018 Winter Paralympic Games will feature up to 670 athletes, a 24% increase on the 539 athletes that competed at Sochi 2014. This number includes a 44% increase in the number of female athletes set compete compared to the Sochi 2014 Paralympics.
Competitions in the 2018 Winter Paralympics will be held in 6 Winter Paralympic sports, with 80 medal events in total. Snowboarding will be expanded into a separate discipline for 2018, with 10 medal events.
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Venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics;
The Alpensia Resort in Daegwallyeong-myeon will be the focus of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics.
Bandabi, an Asiatic black bear, has been designated as the official mascot of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
The official website for the 2018 Paralympic Games is https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/paralympics/index
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