But just as with the Olympics last month, much of the focus on the Winter Paralympics will be turned away from the sport towards two specific delegations - North Korea and Russian Federation.
On Thursday, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced the two Korean nations will march separately at Friday's opening ceremony - unlike their appearance under the unified flag at the Olympics' Parade of Nations.
The IPC and the countries' Paralympic representatives met in the Paralympic Village to discuss the possibility of marching under the same conditions as their Olympic counterparts, but a deal couldn't be reached.
About the Canadian Paralympic Team in PyeongChang: Canada is represented by 55 athletes in five sports at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, taking place March 9 to 18.
A South Korean delegation is now en route to the United States and is expected to pass on a message from the North's leader, Kim Jong-un. "We have more broadcasters than ever before set to cover the Winter Paralympics which shows the growing global interest in para sport".
"During today's discussions it was clear that NPC North Korea respects and values the IPC's vision and mission".
The apparent rapprochement over the Winter Olympics had seen the selection of a joint women's ice hockey team, the deployment of a squad of North Korean cheerleaders and most significantly a high-level Northern delegation that included Kim Yo-jong - the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "He has been a fantastic ambassador for Canadian sport on the global stage for so long and continues to show that our Paralympic athletes from Canada are some of the best in the world".
Schultz joined the para-snowboard team in 2015 following an accident in 2008 that left one of his legs amputated.
When the moment comes and he gets to carry the American flag as he leads the USA delegation into the opening ceremony, he said he'll be "trying my hardest to hold back the tears". "I remember going into the opening ceremonies and there were 80,000 people screaming and yelling, and I'm really hoping that (McKeever) will experience that just as much as I have".
PyeongChang 2018 President Hee-Beom Lee says "thank you for your support" to all journalists who covered the Olympics.