2018 Winter Paralympics closing ceremony

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2018 Winter Paralympics closing ceremony
Date18 March 2018 (2018-03-18)
Time20:00-21:35 KST (UTC+9)
LocationPyeongchang, South Korea
Filmed bySBS and OBS

The 2018 Winter Paralympics closing ceremony was held at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on March 18, 2018.[1][2]



Parade of Nations[edit]

The flag bearers from each participating country entered the stadium informally in single file, ordered by ganada order of the Korean alphabet, and behind them marched all the athletes, without any distinction or grouping by nationality.


Stephen Hawking tribute[edit]

The IPC President Andrew Parsons paid tribute to the late Stephen Hawking in his closing speech.[8]

Handover of the Paralympic flag[edit]

The flag was passed by the mayor of Pyeongchang, Shim Jae-kook, to IPC President, Andrew Parsons, who then handed over to the mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining.

Beijing Performance[edit]

Dignitaries in Attendance[edit]



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