No Joint Korean March at Paralympics due to Flag Dispute

5 2018 workers for the Pyeong Chang Winter Paralympic Games clear snow at Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang Gangwon Province

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Officials have confirmed that the North and South Korean teams will march separately in the Paralympic's opening tomorrow.

80 countries around the world are sending their athletes to compete in the games, to be held from March 9 to 18 with over 670 athletes, including more female athletes than ever before, having the chance to show their skills after years of hard work and training.

He roared to a pair of gold medals in his Paralympic debut in 2002 in Salt Lake City, and would race to eight more over four Paralympics, plus a pair of silver medals and two bronze.

The South wanted a flag without the islands, but the North Korean delegation argued Thursday that it "does not accept the fact that Dokdo can not be marked due to political issues held in Korea", leading the International Paralympics Committee to decide that the two Koreas will march in individually.

The North Korean Paralympic delegation arrived in PyeongChang Wednesday, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry, just a day after the announcement from Seoul that an historic summit will be held in April between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The North had wanted disputed islands to be put on a unified flag but the South disagreed.

The athlete told Team USA that whenever he watched the opening ceremony, he considered it a "really big deal" to see the flag bearer.

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There will be, however, an athlete in South Korea's para ice hockey team who was born north of the border.

Two North Korean sit skiers, Ma Yu-chol and Kim Jong-hyon, received a special invitation from the International Paralympic Committee.

The South's Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC) said Thursday that the two sides made the decision after discussions.

For Nicholson, McKeever is a "fantastic ambassador" of Canadian sport who shows that Canada's athletes are among the best in the world.

When the moment comes and he gets to carry the American flag as he leads the USA delegation into the opening ceremony, he said he'll be "trying my hardest to hold back the tears".

The Opening Ceremony will take place Friday at 8 p.m. local time in PyeongChang.

In a press conference here today, Pyeongchang 2018 President Lee Hee-beom said he was "very proud" of the improved dialogue between the two Koreas. "It is going to be a wonderful 10 days that we will never forget".

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