2018 Winter Paralympics

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XII Paralympic Games
The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Emblem.jpg
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics official logo
Host city Pyeongchang, South Korea
Opening ceremony 9 March
Closing ceremony 18 March
Winter:
Sochi 2014 ? 2022  >
Summer:
Rio 2016 Tokyo 2020  >

The 2018 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the XII Paralympic Winter Games, will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and is an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) from 9 to 18 March 2018. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), received three bids on October 15, 2009. The cities of Annecy, France in the French Alps, and Munich, Germany (host of the 1972 Summer Olympics), were also vying for the hosting rights to the 2018 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.[1] All three applicants were selected as Candidate cities on June 22, 2010. The winning bid was announced on July 6, 2011 at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.

On October 29, 2013, the new emblem was revealed for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in preparation of the handover from Sochi on March 16, 2014.

Venues[edit]

Alpensia Cluster[edit]

The Alpensia Resort in Daegwallyeong-myeon will be the focus of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics.[2]

Coastal Cluster[edit]

Stand Alone Venue[edit]

Candidate cities[edit]

Pyeongchang launched its third consecutive bid for the Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, which ultimately won. Munich also launched a bid to host. Annecy launched a bid but failed to gain public support from locals. Their bid ultimately just received seven votes. Only these three cities made bids for these games and all three became candidates.

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Preceded by
Sochi
Winter Paralympics
Pyeongchang

XII Paralympic Winter Games (2018)
Succeeded by
TBD 2022