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Paralympic torch relay begins in Gangwon-do Province

Paralympic torch relay begins in Gangwon-do Province


The torch relay for the 2018 Paralympic Games
in Pyeongchang began Sunday morning. The torch is expected to arrive in the host
city by Friday when the Games begin. In the meantime, it’ll be carried through
five cities and counties… by 410 torch runners… on a course of 39 kilometers. At one point, the torch will be carried by
Yun Sung-bin, the Korean sledder who won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Skeleton. Also, broadcaster Lee Dong-woo, who became
a strong advocate for the disabled after losing his sight. A ceremony to light the torch was held on
Saturday at Seoul’s Olympic Park, attended more more than a thousand citizens and officials,
including Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan. Eight flames were unified into a single flame,
which was passed to figure skating champion Kim Yu-na.

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