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Winter Paralympics: Everything you need to know

Winter Paralympics: Everything you need to know

The 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang will be on Channel 4‚Äč, bigger and better than ever.

ParalympicsGB are sending a team of 17 athletes - including three guides for the visually impaired members of the team - to South Korea, their second biggest squad to ever attend a Winter Games.

There will be 80 medal events with the British team represented in five of the six sports - biathlon, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and wheelchair curling - but not the ice hockey.

Invictus Games champion Scott Meenagh, one of several GB athletes from a military background, becomes the team's first para nordic skier since 1998.

Meanwhile, Sochi gold medalist Kelly Gallagher returns to the fray to defend her alpine skiing title alongside highly rated team-mates Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick, with skipper AIleen Neilson at the helm for the wheelchair curling team hoping to improve on their bronze from four years ago.

Overall, there will be a 44% increase in the number of female participants in PyeongChang compared to Sochi in 2014 as the Paralympic movement continues to grow.

You'll be able to watch the action on Channel 4 with 100 hours of coverage being broadcast.

Clare Balding and Lee McKenzie will be joined by a host of Paralympians including Jonnie Peacock, Kadeena Cox and Richard Whitehead in our Hemel Hempstead studio, while Sochi medalists Charlotte Evans and Jade Etherington are among those on the guest list.

Over in Korea, we'll have Ade Adepitan, Sophie Morgan and Arthur Williams to guide you through the action, as well as commentators Rob Walker and Sean Rose.

The Last Leg will be showing three times during the Games - Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe will have highlights of the Opening Ceremony on Friday's show, while Noel Fielding, Hannah Cockroft and Kadeena Cox join the comic trio in a special Paralympics episode on Sunday night at 2200 GMT.

To find out when you can watch the Paralympics on Channel 4, click here for the full day-by-day schedule.

If that's not enough, we've got you covered on digital too! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the best snippets from the show (and the snow!).