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SCOTT GRANT Erin Latimer competed at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics and won six medals during the 2016-2017 World Cup circuit

Erin Latimer competed at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics and won six medals during the 2016-2017 World Cup circuit

The Pyeongchang Paralympics start on Friday and will run until March 18.

McKeever, who's never marched in the opening ceremonies in his four previous Paralympics - his racing schedule has been too demanding - posed for photos after Thursday's announcement at Canada Paralympic House. With a hashtag #DoWhatYouCant, Samsung is expected to deliver more exciting experiences as per tradition during the past Paralympic Games. With an unbelievable, supportive team around me, hard work and dedication, I am a few steps closer to Pyeongchang with a recent gold and a silver from the World Cup snowboard events in The Netherlands. There's also the idea of a vision-enhancing app for people with low-vision which hopefully, will work with the Samsung Gear VR. North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics triggered a series of conciliatory moves, including an offer from Pyongyang to consider abandoning its nuclear weapons programme. "He has been a fantastic ambassador for Canadian sport on the global stage for so long and continues to show that our Paralympic athletes from Canada are some of the best in the world".

Greg Westlake led Team Canada to the gold medal at the Torino Games in 2016 and bronze at the Sochi Games in 2014
Darryl Dyck The Canadian Press Greg Westlake led Team Canada to the gold medal at the Torino Games in 2016 and bronze at the Sochi Games in 2014

Some of these athletes may also make their way into the BC Sports Hall of Fame, like B.C. Paralympic silver and gold medalist Josh Dueck, who is being inducted later this year.

North Korean athletes and delegates arrived in the South Wednesday to take part in the Winter Paralympics, as part of an Olympics-driven detente between the two neighbours. "It is going to be a wonderful 10 days that we will never forget".

Yong Lee, the team's head coach, held a press briefing to blast the South Korean government for not increasing support after a successful Winter Olympics.

The North's athletes may also have not been keen to march alongside a defector. What-ever the case as Albertans we all know very well that dear old Mother Nature will summon the final "melt-down" when-ever she wishes, that we need to change our clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 11th, and that April showers will eventually bring May flowers.

PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee President Lee Hee-beom said: "PyeongChang 2018 is ready to inspire, educate and excite the world. And if there is anything that you remember, it is that Korea can host a great competition and that we have a unique culture that you want to tell your friends and colleagues about in your home country".

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