1-Year Anniversary: Photos from the PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony

By U.S. Paralympics | March 08, 2019, 8 a.m. (ET)

U.S. Paralympics is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 with some photos from the first moments of the excitement in South Korea! The ceremony began with percussion performances, followed by dancers and torch relays. Snowboarder Mike Schultz was selected as the flagbearer for the United States, leading the American delegation into the stadium. Team USA earned a total of 36 medals - 13 golds, 15 silvers and eight bronzes - to finish at the top of the medal table. See below for a photo gallery of the Opening Ceremony: 

Performers at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Performers drumming during the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony.  

Performers at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Dancers in wheelchairs and on foot performing in coordination with the stadium's light show. The Opening Ceremony took place at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. 

The PyeongChang 2018 mascot at the Opening Ceremony.
Bandabi, the mascot of Paralympics, rides a skateboard during the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

A wide shot of the stadium hosting the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
The PyeongChang Olympic Stadium lit up with the red, white and blue and the American flag for Team USA's entrance into the stadium.

Josh Elliott at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Multi-sport athlete and four-time Paralympian Aaron Pike waves to the crowd in the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. 

Team USA walking into the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
A shot of the Paralympians representing Team USA as they walk through the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. 

Rico Roman at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Sled hockey player Rico Roman greets the crowd at the Opening Ceremony. 

Mike Schultz leading Team USA into the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
The delegation of U.S. athletes, led by snowboarder Mike Schultz carrying the American flag. 


Fireworks going off behind the Paralympic Cauldron at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. 

A wide shot of the entire stadium during the Opening Ceremony for PyeongChang 2018.
A wide shot of the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium as performers dance and crowds enjoy a fireworks show.