Bye’s reasons to watch PyeongChang 2018

Norwegian Nordic skier on why next year’s Paralympic Winter Games shouldn’t be missed. 19 Jul 2017
Wide shot of two Nordic skiers skating close together on the crest of the hill, with one skier a short distance behind. Big mountain in background

Eirik Bye of Norway competes at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

By Tim Norris | For the IPC

Para Nordic skiing is often thought of an individual sport and it can be easy to forget about the team element involved.

But Norway’s Eirik Bye knows more than most about the importance of teamwork in building a successful season as the countdown to PyeongChang 2018 really kicks in. Competing in the visually impaired category, he works closely with his guide, and knows the importance of trust and communication in forming a winning team.

Bye finished fifth in the cross-country World Cup rankings last year, and picked up two medals at the World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. He helped Norway to silver in the open relay alongside teammates Nils-Erik Ulset and Hakon Olsrud, before winning bronze in the long distance.

With PyeongChang 2018 on the horizon, Bye gives three reasons to support the teams at the Winter Games.

High performance

“It will include different competitions in a variety of sports on a very high level.”

Get inspired

“The performances will inspire you to follow your dreams and show that everything is possible with the right attitude.”

Join the party

“Be part of the party and contribute to make this the best Games ever!”

The Paralympic Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 9-18 March 2018.