Gangwon Province will be hosting the 14th National Winter Para Games and the Opening Ceremony will be held on 7 February in PyeongChang, Korea. Athletes will be competing in 7 sports, including Para alpine skiing, Para cross-country skiing, Para biathlon, Para snowboard, Para ice hockey, Wheelchair curling, and Short track speed skating(II, PI, Hearing Impairment). KBS(Korean Broadcasting System), one of the largest television networks in Korea) will have live coverage of the Para ice hockey competition. With 880 athletes and officials from 17 cities and provinces participating in the Games, it will be one of the biggest National Winter Para Games ever held in Korea.
A week before the Tarvisio 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships, Korean Alpine skier Yang Jae-rim(VI) competed at the Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. She was a regular top-three finisher in World Cups before being troubled by an injury. In 2016-2017 season, she finally managed to recover and returned to the slopes. As Korea's brightest medal hopeful for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, Yang regained her confidence in Kranjska Gora, securing one silver and one bronze. She is now looking forward to the 14th National Para Winter Games and Jeongseon 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals.
On 18 January, Lee Myung-ho, former head of Icheon Training Center, was elected as the 4th president of KPC. Mr. Lee won bronze in Powerlifting during the 7th Bangkok FESPIC Games in 1999 and started his career as a sports administrator in KPC from 2006. After his appointment as a head of KPC Icheon Training Center in 2014, Mr. Lee led the Korean delegation in the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Mr. Lee will be sworn into office during his Inauguration on 23 February 2017 and his term of office will be completed in February 2021.