It proved to be the trigger for a series of conciliatory steps between the two Koreas, who remain technically at war, culminating in Thursday's announcement at the White House.
After South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared the Games open, the Paralympic torch arrived at the stadium.
Angie Malone MBE, who won a silver medal in Turin in 2006, is Team GB's most decorated Paralympic curler and is set to take part in her fourth Games.
Google's special animated design shows para-athletes racing downhill together. While the development of indoor rinks has allowed hockey to be played globally, the sport has traditionally relied on backyard rinks and ponds to provide players with their first introduction to skating.
For Vitaliy Lukyanenko, this is the sixth Paralympic Games and the fifth "gold".
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said Saturday they've agreed to extend their partnership until at least 2032.
It is worth mentioning that South and North Koreas marched separately during the Parade of Athletes.
Although the 35-year-old is new to competitive snowboarding, he has enjoyed the sport since he was a child growing up in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Paralympics 2018 Google doodle marks the start of the winter games in PyeongChang
Like Canada's Olympic team, the Paralympic team is funded through Sport Canada, Own The Podium, and various corporate sponsors.
Such threats are not looming in the distant future - changes are already taking shape.
They had originally been expected to march alongside their South Korean counterparts at Friday's opening ceremony but a row over how their "unification flag" should appear halted the plan. He advanced to third from the 12.99km intermediate point, but couldn't reduce time.
Classification: SB-UL - For athletes with impairments of the upper limbs. It didn't help that she twisted her knee the first time she tried skiing in France.
Peters will contest five events in PyeongChang including the Men's Super-G Sitting, Downhill Sitting, Super Combined Sitting and Giant Slalom Sitting. They evidently understand the enormous significance of winning an Olympic medal, regardless of its colour.
Nicholson broke his back in a car accident on Dec. 18, 1987 - the night of his high school prom.
In 2017, Pick claimed his first World Championship medal when he finished second in Canada.
According to the IPC, the Taskforce highlighted two criteria that were still outstanding: the full reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the provision of an official response specifically and adequately addressing the findings made by Professor McLaren.
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