Nine hundred people have already arrived in Pyeongchang for the upcoming Winter Paralympic Games ©Getty Images

Organisers of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics have said that 900 people from 37 different countries have already checked-in to their accommodation as the build-up to the Games nears its climax.

A further 600 people are expected to arrive this week as a total of 1,500 people from 49 countries are registered to take part in South Korea's first Winter Paralympic Games.

Although the majority of Games' participants have already arrived, the official welcoming ceremonies will not start until tomorrow with hosts South Korea and the Czech Republic set to be the first delegations to receive their greetings. 

Two Athletes' Villages were open during last month's Winter Olympic Games, one in Pyeongchang and one in Gangneung, but only the one in Pyeongchang will remain open for the Paralympics.

Organisers have also confirmed that the 24-strong North Korean delegation, which includes two athletes, is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday (March 7).

North Korean skiers Kim Jong-hyon and Ma Yu-chol are expected to arrive tomorrow ©IPC
North Korean skiers Kim Jong-hyon and Ma Yu-chol are expected to arrive tomorrow ©IPC

As reported by South Korea's news agency Yonhap, a Pyeongchang 2018 spokesperson outlined the details of the Paralympic Village.

"The Pyeongchang Village will have eight 11-story buildings, which amounts to 372 units with 2,332 beds during the Paralympic Games," they said.

"Nearly half them are wheelchair accessible rooms.

"We have also set up wheelchair repair centres inside the Village so that athletes can feel comfortable during their stay."

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics will see athletes compete across six sports from March 9 to 18.