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Like its southern counterpart, North Korea also rejects Japan's claim to the rocks. He won one gold medal in the men's 20 km cross country skiing event for the visually impaired at the 2015 Para Nordic World Championship in Cable, Wisconsin and two more gold medals in the men's 10 km cross country skiing event for the visually impaired and the men's 20 km cross country skiing event for the visually impaired at the 2017 Para Nordic World Championships in Finsterau, Germany.

More than 570 athletes will compete in PyeongChang, a slight increase to the Sochi Games.

Not everyone was happy with the IPC's decision, with German Paralympic Committee president Friedhelm Julius Beucher reportedly slamming it as a "slap in the face to clean athletes". With an incredible, supportive team around me, hard work and dedication, I am a few steps closer to Pyeongchang with a recent gold and a silver from the World Cup snowboard events in The Netherlands.

"We have the world's best athletes, world-class facilities, and thousands of spectators filled with passion who are ready to witness sporting greatness on the snow and ice".

"In 2006... I can honestly say it's a moment I will never forget", Nicholson said.

Snowboarder Mike Schultz will carry the United States flag into the opening ceremony for the 2018 Paralympic Games.

In 2008 Schultz suffered injuries in a snocross race that resulted in having his left leg amputated above the knee when the snowmobile he was riding landed on his leg.

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"I feel so privileged and humbled to be named as the flag bearer".

The skier said his competitive spirit may show itself during the opening ceremonies. During today's discussions it was clear that NPC North Korea respects and values the IPC's vision and mission.

South Korean officials met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a rare meeting in Pyongyang on Monday (March 5) following a de-escalation of tensions - thought to be a result of the Olympics.

South and North Korea previously agreed to have a joint parade behind the Korean Unification Flag, which shows image of the Korean Peninsula in blue, at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, on Friday.

"The country must know to what and why we devoted ourselves at the Olympics", Lee said, according to Yonhap. For Russia, the EBU and IPC have worked together to confirm rightsholders and extensive coverage through EBU Members RTR, Channel One Russia and with Match TV.

PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee President Lee Hee-beom said: "PyeongChang 2018 is ready to inspire, educate and excite the world". He extended his thank you to the journalists who are on a quick turnaround needed to cover the 2018 Paralympics.

So Thankful that I have such an wonderful family to share my adventures with.