Hammertime: Winter Olympics are over, time for spring sports

Hammertime: Winter Olympics are over, time for spring sports

He is very well-deserving of this great honour, and will do the Canadian Paralympic Team proud as he leads us into the Opening Ceremony. "The EBU Member public service remit and the values of the Paralympic Movement go hand-in-hand and this partnership aims to grow and develop the Games through each edition". McKeever skis in the visually impaired category and made his debut in Para nordic skiing in Salt Lake City in 2002.

When the moment comes and he gets to carry the American flag as he leads the US delegation into the opening ceremony, he said he'll be "trying my hardest to hold back the tears". During the Games, I encourage all Canadians to join me in cheering on our Paralympic Team. With 13 medals already to his name, there's nothing to suggest the 38-year-old cross-country skier will show any signs of slowing in PyeongChang. Peters has his sights set on a podium finish after a series of exceptional results including a gold and two silvers at recent World Cups in 2017 and two silvers at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships. A year later, at the age of 19, he started to lose his eyesight and was diagnosed with Stargardt's disease, an inherited condition of macular degeneration that also claimed his father's vision. What an outstanding effort by our great Canadian team, which earned a record 29 medals (11 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze), along with accolades to the Koreans for being the flawless hosts as well as providing excellent facilities and first class sporting venues for every event.

"Racer mentality probably means I'll be catching the teams in front", he said, with a laugh.

Bach praised the inter-Korean dialogue that took place through the Olympics, saying, "I would like to congratulate the two governments for using this Olympic momentum to drive talks forward on a political level".

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At the final World Cup in February at Big White in British Columbia, Schultz wrapped up season titles in snowboard-cross and banked slalom.

Just like the Winter Olympics 2018, the 2018 Paralympics opening ceremony will be held at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. "It is going to be a wonderful 10 days that we will never forget".

Ahead of last month's Winter Olympics, Japan was angered after a unification flag - which depicts a pale blue sihouette of the peninsula - used at a practice of the Koreas' combined women's ice hockey team showed a blue dot indicating the islands.

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