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2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games kick off.

08 : 18 PM - 09/03/2018 Pyeongchang, Mar. 9 (BNA): The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games kicked off on Friday with an opening ceremony emphasising passion and coexistence. South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared the games open. Taking "Passion Moves Us" as its theme, the opening ceremony of the first Winter Paralympics in South Korea took place at the 35,000-seat Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province. The Paralympics, which follows last month's Winter Olympic Games, will be held in PyeongChang and neighboring cities Gangneung and Jeongseon through March 18. It will be the largest Winter Paralympics ever, with 570 athletes competing for 49 nations. There are a record 80 gold medals up for grab, South Korean News Agency (Yonhap) reported. WHQ

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