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When is the Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony? PyeongChang is set to host the XII Games

THE 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang are almost underway and will get started with the Opening Ceremony. Great Britain will be sending 17 athletes to the XXI Winter Games with a medal target …


THE 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang are almost underway and will get started with the Opening Ceremony.

Great Britain will be sending 17 athletes to the XXI Winter Games with a medal target set at seven medals.

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Kelly Gallagher won gold in Sochi and competes in PyeongChang with new guide Gary Smith

These medals are expected to mainly come in the para ski and snowboard disciplines with Millie Knight, Ben Moore and Kelly Gallagher.

When is the Opening Ceremony?

THE PyeongChang Winter Paralympics get underway on Friday, March 9. 

It will be held at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium which was built specifically for the games.

No Paralympic events will be held there, it will be only used for the opening and closing ceremonies.

It will start at 11am GMT.

What can we expect from the show?

NOT much information has been announced about the opening ceremony but the Paralympics will be on for 10 days between March 9 and March 18. 

Athletes taking part in the Games will compete in 15 sport disciplines.

Bandabi is the mascot of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and is an Asiatic black bear.

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Soohorang, a sort of cuddly white tiger was the Winter Olympic mascot and Bandabi, an asiatic black bear represents the Winter Paralympics

Which channel can I watch it on and can I live stream it?

YOU can watch this game live on Channel 4 with coverage starting at 10.55am. 

Channel 4 will be showing over 100 hours of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

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Millie Knight was made the flagbearer at the Sochi Games in 2014 and goes to the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics expecting to bring medals home

Who will be the flagbearer for Great Britain?

SNOWBOARDER Owen Pick will be GB’s flagbearer at the opening ceremony.

Pick, 26, lost his leg aged 18 while serving with the British Army in Afghanistan.

Team GB arrive at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games closing ceremony

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