Pyeongchang Paralympics bringing optimism to South Koreans

  • Pyeongchang Paralympics bringing optimism to South Koreans

Pyeongchang Paralympics bringing optimism to South Koreans

North and South Korea's Paralympic teams will march separately at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to a press release from the International Paralympic Committee.

Georgia and Tajikistan will also make their Winter Games debuts, while the U.S. will have the largest team with 68 athletes.

This is the first time North Korea has sent athletes to a Winter Paralympics.

The atmosphere of peace created around these Olympic Games could have its climax in the summit of presidents of the two countries, scheduled for April, when they are expected to discuss the denuclearization of the peninsula and reunification.

The Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place on Friday midnight 9 March (New Zealand time), with live coverage beginning at midnight on DUKE.

"Regardless of whether it was planned or not, how we got there was greater than the result".

The two countries that have had thawed relations were jointly represented by one women's ice hockey team.

The North Korean delegation arrives at the Paralympic Village during the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang today.

Lee said that he wishes all of the foreign journalists who came for the Games would quickly return to Korea.

It is claimed the subject was raised when South Korea's officials met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un during a rare visit to Pyongyang.

"To me, there's two symbols for Team USA: the national anthem and the American flag", Schultz said in a statement. Six sports and 80 medal events will feature in the nine-day event. "All of us worked hard together, but no one knows the people who contributed behind the scenes".

Earlier this week, the South Korea President's office said North Korea is willing to talk about getting rid of its nuclear weapons if its own safety can be guaranteed. "Some progress has been made but not as much as needs to be".

He roared to a pair of gold medals in his Paralympic debut in 2002 in Salt Lake City, and would race to eight more over four Paralympics, plus a pair of silver medals and two bronze.

"We have been working closely with the organising committee but when it comes to the skiing we have to see how it goes - and see about the quality and how much snow we have. However, we are just homing in on the objective". "We hope both sides can continue to cooperate and contribute to having a successful Paralympic Games".