Google introduces Doodle to mark beginning of 2018 Winter Paralympics

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

Gallagher considered retiring after that achievement - Britain's first gold medal in any sport at a Winter Paralympics - particularly when her sighted guide in Sochi, Charlotte Evans, retired from competition.

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"I get a lot of media coverage because I'm at both the Summer and Winter Paralympics, so hopefully that gets me recognized more and gives people a reason to come watch the Tokyo Games". On this day as we countdown 100 days until the Paralympics in Korea, I am excited to launch and share with you this video of my journey - one that, at times, seemed impossible but is unfolding into a dream of mine.

There was also a positive reaction when one athlete from North Korea and one from South Korea held the Paralympic flame aloft together before handing it over to start a relay which culminated with a South Korean single-leg amputee abseiling up a ski slope before the cauldron was lit.

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The soon-to-be 20-year-old (his birthday is March 25) played for Canada in wheelchair basketball at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Yamamoto said he told the Japan Paralympic Committee back then that he wanted to compete, but a lack of support from sporting organizations forced him to give up on 2014.

Funds will be paid to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) and the Korea Paralympic Committee, the ministry said in a written statement.

Nordic skier Sin Eui-hyun seeks to become the first to win Paralympic gold.

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Organizers are touting Pyeongchang as the largest in Winter Paralympics history.

The 2018 Games will mark the biggest winter Paralympics to date, with more than 560 athletes vying for over 80 medals.

This year the impairments the competing athletes have include amputee, visual impairment, cerebral and spinal injuries.

Two athletes from North Korea are competing in the Games.

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