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5 2018 workers for the Pyeong Chang Winter Paralympic Games clear snow at Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang Gangwon Province

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But according to South Korea's Paralympic committee, the talks fell apart after the North Koreans declined to march under the flag depicting the Korean Peninsula without a group of disputed islets in the Sea of Japan.

Georgia, North Korea, and Tajikistan are set for an inaugural Paralympic appearance in PyeongChang.

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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.

More than 570 athletes will compete in PyeongChang, a slight increase to the Sochi Games. It sent just one athlete to the summer edition in London and two to the Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Craig Spence, a spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), said the athletes had been given "bipartite" slots for the games, meaning they had not been able to meet the full qualification criteria. There are no new sports in Pyeongchang but eight new events have been added to snowboarding.

It received its official welcome to the Athletes' Village today.

"PyeongChang 2018 is ready to inspire, educate and excite the world".

For Nicholson, McKeever is a "fantastic ambassador" of Canadian sport who shows that Canada's athletes are among the best in the world. "It is going to be a wonderful 10 days that we will never forget".

Paralympic snowboarder Mike Schultz was selected by his fellow athletes to carry the American flag during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Paralympics.

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In 2008 Schultz suffered injuries in a snocross race that resulted in having his left leg amputated above the knee when the snowmobile he was riding landed on his leg.

"To me, there's two symbols for Team USA: the national anthem and the American flag", he said. "To be on the world stage carrying our flag and representing the U.S. Paralympic Team is a huge honor".

The festivities begin Friday with the opening ceremony at 5:30 a.m. ET with a pre-show hosted by Andi Petrillo and 19-time Paralympic medallist Stephanie Dixon.

The Winter Olympics featured a unified Korean ice hockey team in the women's competition. "We are continuing to support the athletes and the national Olympic committee while always respecting, of course, the United Nations sanctions [on the North]".

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