Winter Paralympics 2018: Lighting the Caldron – watch how the great flame got the Games started

Winter Paralympics 2018: Lighting the Caldron

Winter Paralympics 2018: Lighting the Caldron – a stunning ceremony as the athletes rose to light the Caldron.  The Games are now open. Events take place until March 18 in PyeongChang, South Korea

ParalympicsGB have sent a squad of 17 to South Korea for this exciting event.  It follows their most successful Winter Paralympic Games ever in Sochi four years ago. It is also the most sent by a British team since the 2006 games in Turin.

The Brits brought home six medals from Sochi. This time they have set themselves a target of seven by the UK Sport just ahead of this year’s Paralympics. The achievement would mark the best performance in 30 years for Team GB. They are fearless.

Nowhere else in sports are so many athletes from so many different nations gathered in a single arena as for Opening Ceremony.

We’ll be looking out for Team GB.  It is fantastic that they’re aiming for the top records and want to grab as many medals as they can on the way.

North and South Korea will not be joining up for the Paralympics.  They respectfully said they would have their own teams. This is good.  More competition among the participating countries.  Here’s hoping friendliness continues through the Games.

But the North and South did walk together when they carried a torch on the way to lighting the Caldron.

The Winter Paralympics will showcase up to 670 athletes, competing in 80 events, across six sports.

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