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PyeongChang to host largest Winter Paralympics

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Seoul, Feb 26: The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games will be the largest Winter Paralympics in history, local organisers said on Monday. PyeongChang's organising committee said 570 athletes from 49 countries had registered for the March 9-18 competition as of Saturday, reports Yonhap news agency.

The 2014 Sochi Paralympics had previously been the biggest, with 547 athletes from 45 countries.

According to the organisers, the United States has the greatest number of athletes at 68, followed by Cada at 52 and Japan at 38.

Host tion South Korea will send a record 36 athletes competing in all six sports to the Winter Olympics.

North Korea, which has been granted an exceptiol invitation by the Intertiol Paralympic Committee, will have two athletes in cross-country skiing. IANS

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