The dust has barely settled from the PyeongChang Games, but South Korea is again preparing to welcome athletes from across the globe for the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
About 570 athletes from 48 nations will compete in 80 medal events across six Winter Paralympic sports — alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling — from March 9-18.
The majority of medals will come on snow, with 30 golds on offer in alpine skiing in disciplines such as downhill, slalom and giant slalom divided into standing, sitting and visually impaired classifications.
On ice, mixed male and female teams will compete in the wheelchair curling and ice sledge hockey for two of the most prestigious titles of the Games.
But just as with the Olympics last month, much of the focus on the Winter Paralympics will be turned away from the sport towards two specific delegations — North Korea and Russia.