North Korea's Paralympic presence raises eyebrows as winter games open

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All eyes will be on North Korea’s competitors as biggest Games yet open in South

The Paralympics opens on Friday in Pyeongchang in what will be the largest winter Games to date, with 240 medals up for grabs and North Korea making its debut, part of a wider cooling of tensions.

The Games will run over 10 days and 670 athletes will compete, over 100 more than in Sochi four years ago, across six sports: para Alpine skiing, para biathlon, para cross-country skiing, sleigh hockey, para snowboarding and wheelchair curling.

Related: ‘They’ll think I’m a traitor’: North Korean defector makes Winter Paralympics debut

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