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A man waves the Paralympic flag on stage

The PyeongChang 2018 handover ceremony took place during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

ⒸLuc Percival

The PyeongChang 2018 handover ceremony took place during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. © • Luc Percival

PyeongChang, South Korea, 4-11 February 2015

The hosts of the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games will welcome athletes fresh from competing at the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships.

It is a country located in the Gangwon province of South Korea and rests in the Taebaek Mountains region.

The Alpensia ski resort, which will host the Winter Paralympics, is currently being constructed and once complete will be a world-class venue for winter sport.

Athletes will compete in middle and sprint distance cross-country and middle and short distance biathlon.