2018 Winter Paralympics

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XII Paralympic Winter Games
The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Emblem.svg
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics official logo
Host city Pyeongchang, South Korea
Motto Passion. Connected.
Korean: 하나된 열정.
Nations participating 42 (estimated)
Events 80 in 5 sports [1]
Opening ceremony 9 March
Closing ceremony 18 March
Paralympic stadium Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium
Winter:
Sochi 2014 Beijing 2022  >
Summer:
Rio 2016 Tokyo 2020  >
IPC logo (2004).svg 2018 Winter Paralympics

The 2018 Winter Paralympics (Hangul평창 동계 패럴림픽; Hanja平昌 冬季 패럴림픽; RRPyeongchang Donggye Paereollimpik), 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.[2] 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.

Sports[edit]

Competitions in the 2018 Winter Paralympics were held in six Winter Paralympic sports, with 80 medal events in total. New for 2018 will be the addition of snowboarding events as an individual sport where 10 events will be contested. Previously in 2014 Sochi, two snowboard medal events were incorporated into alpine skiing program.

Venues[edit]

Mountain Cluster[edit]

Alpensia[edit]

The Alpensia Resort in Daegwallyeong-myeon will be the focus of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics.[3]

Stand Alone Venue[edit]

Coastal Cluster[edit]

Participating National Paralympic Committees[edit]

Mascot[edit]

Bandabi, an Asiatic black bear, was named the official mascot of 2018 Winter Paralympics.

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
Beijing