Winter Paralympics closing ceremony: South Korea bids farewell to the Games
Folk music, K-pop and tributes to Stephen Hawking – the 12th Winter Paralympics have come to a spectacular end in Pyeongchang.
After 10 action-packed days of sports, the Paralympic flame was extinguished. The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games came to an end in a blaze of fireworks on Sunday (18 March) with a festive Closing Ceremony held at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.
The event broke innumerable records, with more athletes from more countries competing, more media and broadcast rights holders attending, and more tickets sold than at any previous edition of a Winter Paralympics.Moreover, 26 out of the 49 delegations won at least one medal, beating the mark set at Lillehammer 1994, with a record number of 20 taking gold.The evening began with the playing of the South Korean national anthem and the hoisting of the country´s flag.