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Preparing for the Paralympics

Francois Frederic of France at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run at The Jeongseon Alpine Centre before the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Francois Frederic of France at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run at The Jeongseon Alpine Centre before the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Francois Frederic of France at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run at The Jeongseon Alpine Centre before the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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Lena Schroeder (R) of Norway shares a laugh with her teammates during the para ice hockey practice. Schroeder is the only female para ice hockey player at the Pyeongchang Paralympics. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Lena Schroeder (R) of Norway shares a laugh with her teammates during the para ice hockey practice. Schroeder is the only female para ice hockey player at the Pyeongchang Paralympics. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Lena Schroeder (R) of Norway shares a laugh with her teammates during the para ice hockey practice. Schroeder is the only female para ice hockey player at the Pyeongchang Paralympics. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Stephanie Jallen of the U.S. is seen during the Alpine Skiing practice at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Stephanie Jallen of the U.S. is seen during the Alpine Skiing practice at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Stephanie Jallen of the U.S. is seen during the Alpine Skiing practice at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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Wheelchairs seen during the Alpine Skiing practice at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Wheelchairs seen during the Alpine Skiing practice at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Wheelchairs seen during the Alpine Skiing practice at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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Ina Forrest and Dennis Thiessen of Canada deliver the stone during the wheelchair curling practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Ina Forrest and Dennis Thiessen of Canada deliver the stone during the wheelchair curling practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Ina Forrest and Dennis Thiessen of Canada deliver the stone during the wheelchair curling practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Biathlon and Cross Country athlete Yves Bourque of Canada arrives at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters

Biathlon and Cross Country athlete Yves Bourque of Canada arrives at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters

Biathlon and Cross Country athlete Yves Bourque of Canada arrives at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters
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Stephen Lawler of the U.S. at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Stephen Lawler of the U.S. at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Stephen Lawler of the U.S. at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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Santeri Kiiveri of Finland at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Standing 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Santeri Kiiveri of Finland at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Standing 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Santeri Kiiveri of Finland at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Standing 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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The delegation and the team of North Korea arrive at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters

The delegation and the team of North Korea arrive at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters

The delegation and the team of North Korea arrive at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters
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Zdenek Safranek of the Czech Republic prepares to enter the rink for his Ice Hockey team's practice at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Zdenek Safranek of the Czech Republic prepares to enter the rink for his Ice Hockey team's practice at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Zdenek Safranek of the Czech Republic prepares to enter the rink for his Ice Hockey team's practice at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Ola Oiseth and Morten Vaernes of Norway in action during the para ice hockey practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Ola Oiseth and Morten Vaernes of Norway in action during the para ice hockey practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Ola Oiseth and Morten Vaernes of Norway in action during the para ice hockey practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Close up of athletes' wheelchairs. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Close up of athletes' wheelchairs. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Close up of athletes' wheelchairs. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Korean musicians perform for the Poland team welcome ceremony at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Korean musicians perform for the Poland team welcome ceremony at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Korean musicians perform for the Poland team welcome ceremony at The Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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A man clears the snow from the spectators' stands at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

A man clears the snow from the spectators' stands at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

A man clears the snow from the spectators' stands at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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The Paralympic symbols (The Agitos) are seen at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

The Paralympic symbols (The Agitos) are seen at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

The Paralympic symbols (The Agitos) are seen at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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Neutral Paralympic Athlete Marat Romanov is seen during wheelchair curling practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Neutral Paralympic Athlete Marat Romanov is seen during wheelchair curling practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Neutral Paralympic Athlete Marat Romanov is seen during wheelchair curling practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Linda van Impelen of the Netherlands prepares for Alpine Skiing practice. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Linda van Impelen of the Netherlands prepares for Alpine Skiing practice. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Linda van Impelen of the Netherlands prepares for Alpine Skiing practice. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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Niels de Langen of the Netherlands at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Niels de Langen of the Netherlands at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters

Niels de Langen of the Netherlands at the start of the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sitting 1st training run. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Handout via Reuters
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Lena Schroeder of Norway in action during her Ice Hockey team's practice. Schroeder is the only female among 135 Ice Hockey players at the PyeongChang Paralympics. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Lena Schroeder of Norway in action during her Ice Hockey team's practice. Schroeder is the only female among 135 Ice Hockey players at the PyeongChang Paralympics. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Lena Schroeder of Norway in action during her Ice Hockey team's practice. Schroeder is the only female among 135 Ice Hockey players at the PyeongChang Paralympics. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Penny Greely from the U.S. curling team plays pool at the Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters

Penny Greely from the U.S. curling team plays pool at the Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters

Penny Greely from the U.S. curling team plays pool at the Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters
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North Korean athletes arrive at the Korean-transit office near the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool

North Korean athletes arrive at the Korean-transit office near the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool

North Korean athletes arrive at the Korean-transit office near the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool
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Lena Schroeder of Norway (right) in action alongside Jiri Raul (left) and Martin Novak of the Czech Republic during an Ice Hockey practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Lena Schroeder of Norway (right) in action alongside Jiri Raul (left) and Martin Novak of the Czech Republic during an Ice Hockey practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Lena Schroeder of Norway (right) in action alongside Jiri Raul (left) and Martin Novak of the Czech Republic during an Ice Hockey practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Kirk Black from the U.S. curling team plays air hockey at the Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters

Kirk Black from the U.S. curling team plays air hockey at the Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters

Kirk Black from the U.S. curling team plays air hockey at the Paralympic Village. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Handout via Reuters
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Goran Karlsson and Anders Wistrand of Sweden are seen during their Ice Hockey team's practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Goran Karlsson and Anders Wistrand of Sweden are seen during their Ice Hockey team's practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Goran Karlsson and Anders Wistrand of Sweden are seen during their Ice Hockey team's practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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Daisuke Uehara of Japan is interviewed after his Ice Hockey team's practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Daisuke Uehara of Japan is interviewed after his Ice Hockey team's practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters

Daisuke Uehara of Japan is interviewed after his Ice Hockey team's practice. OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund/Handout via Reuters
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