If you thought Soohorang, the protective white tiger and mascot of the Winter Olympics, was cute, you’ll need to prepare yourself for cuteness overload with Bandabi, Soohorang’s buddy from the 2018 Paralympics. He’s an Asiatic bear who’s strong and courageous, and he’ll be the face of the Paralympic Games taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from March 9th through March 18th.
Paralympians (or physically disabled athletes) will be competing in six para sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboard, and wheelchair curling. In the last Winter Paralympics, Russia won the most medals with a total of thirty. Which country will win the most this year? We’ll just have to wait and see. And see we will, because for the first time in Olympics history, NBC, the TV network covering the Winter Olympic Games and the Paralympics, announced that they will be offering ninety-four hours of Paralympics coverage, across all six sports—more than ever before! Get ready for more amazing athleticism and Olympic-worthy moments, cause it’s Paralympics time!