By Savannah Owens
Attention Olympics fans: KSST has good news for you! The 2018 Paralympic events in Peong Chang South Korea have begun! Opening ceremony was Today, March 9th at 6:00am. Events begin tonight at 6:30pm (Central) and continue until March 18th.
This is the largest competition for the Paralympics with 48 countries, one delegation and almost 570 competitors. The USA has 68 athletes attending and representation in all of the six sporting events. The sports are: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, para ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling. These events have been slightly modified from the Olympics you may have just seen. For example, there is no sweeping in curling, and hockey involves sleds. Support our team by cheering them on as you watch the 2018 Paralympics!
For specific events and channels to watch them on view the 2018 Paralympic Schedule here (keep in mind times on the schedule are in Eastern).