March, 9th 2018 |Other
On this Friday, Google changed their Doodle for the coming Paralympic Games that is to be held in PyeongChang.
This year’s Paralympics competitions will be the biggest winter Paralympics till date, as this time the number of athletes from every country will be even more higher than the last year. More than 560 athletes will view for more than 80 medals in six sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, Para ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.
Paralympics tweeted about their event:
— Paralympic Games (@Paralympics) March 8, 2018
Amongst all the countries there will be three countries who are going to appear for the first time in Winter Paralympics. These countries are : South Korea, North Korea and Georgia are sending two of their athletes, while Tajikistan has entered their first athlete
The U.S. is sending the largest delegation of 68 athletes, with Canada sending 52. As with the Olympic Games, Russia’s athletes will again be competing as part of a neutral delegation, called the Neutral Paralympic Athletes, after a doping scandal resulted in Russia’s disqualification from both the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics.
The Winter Paralympics have been held since 1976, when the Games debuted in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.