Paralympics spark to life

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Japan NewsThe Paralympic cauldron is lit after the flame arrives in Gangneung, South Korea, on Thursday. The opening ceremony for the Games is to be held Friday night, and until the closing ceremony on March 18, about 570 athletes from 48 countries and regions will compete in six sports across 80 events, according to the Paralympic organizing committee. Athletes from Russia will participate in the Games as Neutral Paralympic Athletes. Thirty-eight Japanese athletes will compete in every sport except wheelchair curling. Speech

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