The scientist is seen as an inspiration by Paralympians. He never let his acute physical disability stop him from pursuing his dreams, and is fondly remembered for opening the London 2012 Games.
The Winter Paralympians of North and South Korea have appeared separately under their own countries' flags after a row over the blue-and-white Korean unification flag.
The prospective meeting was the most highly anticipated moment expected during US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Pyeongchang.
Competitors crash in women's slopestyle snowboarding final while alpine skiing suffers its second postponement in as many days.
North Korean leader's sister Kim Yo-jong and the rest of the delegation departed for Pyongyang on Kim Jong-un's private jet on Sunday. A day before, she had offered a summit between two rival countries.
Some South Koreans are concerned that too much attention is being put on the North, dubbing the games the "Pyongyang Olympics." Against that is the possibility that the games could open up greater dialogue between the antagonistic neighbours.
US Secretary of State Tillerson called to step up the US-led "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea by thwarting sanctions evasion and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the nation.
The North Korean leader says he intends to send a delegation to Winter Olympics in South Korea with an aim to improve ties with the neighbouring rival.
In his report, WADA's Richard McLaren accused Russia of "state-sponsored" cheating that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports.
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