Friday, March 9, 2018

Pyeonchang Paralympics Opening Ceremony Today (Daegu to Pyeonchang and more!)

The opening ceremony of the Pyeonchang Paralympics will begin tonight at 20:00 Korean time. For those who lives in Daegu, we’ve compiled helpful information to the biggest Winter Sports Game in history!


■March 7 - 18
■Opening Ceremony: March 9
■Closing Ceremony: March 18
■Locations: PyeongChang Mountain Cluster and Gangneung Coastal Cluster
■The biggest Winter Paralympics in history: 14,000 athletes and officials from 49 countries

At Torch Lighting Ceremony
At Torch Lighting Ceremony

─ Bandabi is the mascot of PyeonChang Paralympic Winter Games that is inspired by the Asiatic black bear. Its name came from the Korean words “ban-dal” which means half-moon.
─ Paralympic athletes compete in 6 winter sports: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, Wheelchair Curling
─ 3 countries to make their first appearance at Winter Paralympics: North Korea, Georgia and Tajikistan.
─ 570 Athletes compete for 80 medal events, which is 8 more than in Sochi Winter Paralympics.
─ Russian athletes compete as neutrals like at Olympics.

Torch bearers

If you like to like to use public transportation to go to Pyeonchang from Daegu, KTX is an easy and convenient option. You can book your KTX or any other train tickets at Let’s Korail website. Click here to book. Once you arrive at a train station, there will be Paralympic shuttle bus to take you to a Paralympics stadium. If you like to see more information about the shuttle bus, please click here.

Pyeongchang Station
Dongdaegu Station – Seoul Station – Pyeongchang Station
─ Total time (including transferring time): 200 – 240min
─ Price: 63,200won for adult

Jinbu Station
Dongdaegu Station – Seoul Station – Jinbu Station
─ Total time (including transferring time): 205 - 250min
─ Price: 65,400won for adult

Gangneung Station
Dongdaegu Station – Seoul Station – Gangneung Station
─ Total time (including transferring time): 210– 240min
─ Price: 71,100won for adult

Pyeonchang2018 Official Store at Lotte Department Store
The official offline shop is at Lotte Department Store(Daegu branch) located at Daegu Station(Subway Line1). You can find products such as stuff dolls, clothes, accessories, souvenirs, stationary products and toys.

■ Hour: 10:30 – 20:00 (close at 20:30 on Fridays, weekends and holidays)
*The store will run throughout the Paralympics and close in the mid March.
■ Location: Connected to Daegu Station(Line1)
■ Address: 161, Taepyeong-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea (5F)
■ KR Address: 대구 북구 태평로 161 롯데백화점 대구점 5

Lotte Department Store (Daegu branch)
Image: google Map

The official online store
If you like to see the all options for Pyeonchang Olympics and Paralympics products, check out its online shop. Click here

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