By the numbers: The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

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10 days

The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will open on Friday, March 9 with the Opening Ceremony, which can be watched live at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN or NBCOlympics.com. Competition coverage will kick off that night, and continue until Sunday, March 18.

670 athletes

The PyeongChang Paralympics will be the biggest yet, with around 670 athletes from over 40 countries participating. At the first Winter Paralympics, only about 250 athletes competed.

6 sports

There are six sports, with 80 total medal events, on the Winter Paralympic program:

Para Alpine skiing

Para biathlon