Skiers grab Canada's first gold, bronze medals at Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics

5 2018 workers for the Pyeong Chang Winter Paralympic Games clear snow at Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang Gangwon Province

Leading to a search for "Paralympics 2018", the doodle is an animated image highlighting the athletes who will compete in a number of winter competitions, including alpine skiing, biathlon, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.

It was the latest stage of a detente on the Korean peninsula that began at last month's Winter Olympics, and culminated with this week's announcement that US President Donald Trump had agreed to meet the North's leader Kim Jong Un. The disagreement comes over the exclusion of South Korean-controlled and Japanese-contested disputed islands, known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese.

North Korea is represented by two cross-country skiers at their first winter Paralympics.

While the North and South Korean athletes stole the scene at the Olympics' opening ceremony when they marched together under a unified flag, the same did not happen at the Paralympics.

ParalympicsGB has sent a 17-strong team of athletes, though only snowboarders Pick, Ben Moore and James Barnes-Miller, and Kelly Gallagher attended the ceremony, with the remaining athletes due to compete on Saturday.

The first USA gold of these Paralympics was the first US gold in the biathlon, with Kendall Gretsch winning the women's 6km sitting biathlon, with teammate Oksana Masters capturing the bronze.

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Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium, South Korea, March 9, 2018.

In addition to the 48 nations, athletes from Russian Federation will also take part under the banner of "neutral Paralympic athletes" after their country failed to satisfy the International Paralympic Committee over doping concerns.

However most of the North's Olympic athletes had humiliating finishes, and a hastily-assembled joint women's ice hockey team lost every one of its five matches, scoring just twice while conceding 28 goals. The Neutral Paralympic Athlete delegation is also participating.

American Daniel Cnossen, a former US Navy Seal, took gold in the men's sit ski.

North Korea pulled out of the joint march after South Korea made a decision to remove islands claimed by Japan from the flag, which depicts the Korean peninsula.

The opening ceremony took place on Friday at the city's Olympic stadium.

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