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SKorea shows off Pyeongchang with Special Olympics

Updated: January 29, 2013, 6:36 AM ET
Associated Press

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- South Korea began showing off its new snow sports mecca at the opening of the Special Olympics on Tuesday.

Pyeongchang, the once-sleepy hamlet in the mountains east of the capital, will also host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

But the arrival of 3,000 intellectually disabled athletes from around the world also has spotlighted South Korea's long-criticized treatment of the disabled, who for decades were kept out of the mainstream.

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