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Paralympic action ahead of the Winter Games of PyeongChang 2018

The Seoul Rehabilitation Center on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Seoulidd) attracted more than 2,600 people to their 31st Drawing Contest at the National Folk Museum of Korea. The event, which has been running since 1987, joined forces with PyeongChang 2018 this year to give all participants the chance to experience some of the Paralympic sports including wheelchair curling and para ice hockey alongside the art competition.

The aim of the drawing contest is two-fold: to provide confidence to the impaired and encourage them to take part in social activities, and also to improve perceptions and understanding around disabilities. This echoes some of the main messages that the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) are trying to convey through the Paralympic Games, so it was a perfect opportunity to bring the two together and promote inclusion and accessibility for all ages and abilities.

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