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Ukrainian athletes win 5 medals on first day of Paralympics

Concerns were raised about attitudes towards the disabled in the volunteers training handbook for Pyeongchang 2018 Concerns were raised about attitudes towards the disabled in the volunteers training handbook for Pyeongchang 2018
Shannon Reynolds | 13 March, 2018, 14:48

It was the latest stage of a detente on the Korean peninsula that began at last month's Winter Olympics, and culminated with this week's announcement that US President Donald Trump had agreed to meet the North's leader Kim Jong Un.

The $106m 35,000-seater stadium, which will be pulled down after the closing ceremony, appeared to be about two thirds full, and the crowd watched a ceremony consisting of traditional Korean dance, combined with modern music and blended with light shows.

In the biathlon - which combines skiing and shooting - US took gold and silver in the women's sit ski, with Kendall Gretcsch coming first and Oskana Masters second.

North Korea is represented by two cross-country skiers at their first winter Paralympics.

Pyongyang sent 22 athletes to the Olympics, and teams from the North and South marched together under a unified flag at the opening ceremony.

The teams from the North and South entered separately under their own flags during the athlete's parade in the opening ceremony Friday, which saw competitors from 49 countries march into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

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Among the Americans are 41 returning Paralympians and 33 first-time Paralympians competing in five sports: alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, sled hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.

Parsons has defended the decision to allow Russians to take part-they were banned entirely at the Rio 2016 Paralympics-insisting those competing are "as clean as any others" at the Games.

During the Winter Olympics, the two Koreas marched under a unified flag that displayed Korea with a set of islands in the Sea of Japan, which are now the subject of a territorial dispute.

There was a silver lining, though, in the unity among the two torchbearers - one North Korean and one South Korean. Cnossen is a former Navy Seal who lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Day 2 at the Paralympics was a day of doubling up for a quartet of United States athletes.

The first events will take place Saturday, with athletes competing in downhill skiing and biathlon. The opening ceremony for the ...

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