North Korean Paralympic team arrives in South Korea

Concerns were raised about attitudes towards the disabled in the volunteers training handbook for Pyeongchang 2018

Concerns were raised about attitudes towards the disabled in the volunteers training handbook for Pyeongchang 2018

Tonga's Pita Taufatofua, China's Liu Jiayu, USA's Lindsey Vonn, North Korea's Kim Ju Sik, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and South Korea's Yun Sungbin.

The Winter Paralympic Games will take place in the South Korean county of PyeongChang from March 9 to 18. "One is the acknowledgement or the effective rebuttal of the findings of the McLaren Report".

"So I would say the situation is really, really clear. But we understand that these two remaining criteria, they are more now in the hands of the Russian government.and the Russian Paralympic Committee to do everything in their capacity". Based on its findings, WADA deemed RUSADA non-compliant and recommended that the country be banned. "The IOC made great progress in opening up dialogue between the two nations ahead of last month's Olympic Winter Games and I think having North Korea participate in Pyeongchang 2018 is a great step forward for the Paralympic movement". The IPC could also prevent Russian Federation from attending the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics.

"The participation of North Korea and the two cross-country skiers is extremely significant, and sends out a strong message of peace through sport", he said.

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South and North Korea were revealed to not be holding a joint march during Pyeongchang's Winter Paralympics opening ceremony.

The 26-year-old Red Lodge-based athlete will be taking part in his first Games, and along with team-mates James Barnes-Miller and Ben Moore will become the first British athletes in history to compete in para-snowboard at the Paralympic Games.

Gourley will contest all five alpine skiing events in pursuit of his first medal, with his best effort a fifth in the super-combined four years ago in Sochi.

Parsons also said he would be happy to visit Pyongyang if he is invited.

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