2018 Winter Paralympics

XII Winter Paralympics
The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Emblem.svg
Host city Pyeongchang County, South Korea
Motto Passion. Connected.
( Korean: 하나된 열정.)
Nations participating 49
Athletes participating 569
Events 80 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony 9 March
Closing ceremony 18 March
Officially opened by President Moon Jae-in
Paralympic torch Kim Eun-jung
Seo Soon-seok
Paralympic stadium Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium
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The 2018 Winter Paralympics ( Hangul평창 동계 패럴림픽; Hanja平昌 冬季 패럴림픽; RRPyeongchang Donggye Paereollimpik), the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, were an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that was held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018.

Athletes representing 49 National Paralympic Committees are participating in these Games, which mark the first time that South Korea has hosted the Winter Paralympics. It is the second Paralympics held in the country, after the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul.

Host selection

As part of a formal agreement between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee first established in 2001, [1] the winner of the bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics was also to host the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Pyeongchang was elected as host during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban in 2011, earning the required majority of at least 48 votes in the first round of voting. [2] [3]

2018 Winter Olympics bidding results
City Nation Votes
Pyeongchang   South Korea 63
Munich   Germany 25
Annecy   France 7
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