1. Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi greeted during opening ceremony of Special Winter Olympics
2. Wide of stage
3. Suu Kyi rising up from her seat to make her way to the microphone, joined by South Korea's Olympic figure skating gold medallist Kim Yu-na
4. Members of audience clapping
5. Suu Kyi and Kim in centre of Yongpyong Dome stadium, waiting to address athletes
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate:
"But today we are celebrating not just the supremacy of the human spirit but the supremacy of human solidarity. This is why the motto that together we can will resound throughout the world and help us all to stand together for those who are discriminated against, those who are made weak not by nature but by society because nature did not deliberately make people weak its society by regarding those people as weak, who emphasise their weaknesses rather than the strength."
7. Cutaway of athletes in audience
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate: (INCLUDES WIDE AND SIDE SHOTS OF SUU KYI)
"My dream is very simple, I would like my country to be able to contribute towards something that will change the world into a better place. I want to give my people the opportunity to prove that they can give to the world and that is my dream, very simple." (applause)
Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi paid tribute to the athletes set to compete at the Special Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Yongpyong Dome stadium in Pyeongchang, the Nobel laureate said the sporting competition would celebrate "the supremacy of human spirit... and human solidarity".
Suu Kyi said that she believed in the helping those who were discriminated against "not by nature but by society".
The Special Winter Olympics will see 3,000 athletes with intellectual difficulties competing in seven sports: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, short-track speed skating, figure skating and floor hockey.
The Special Olympics have previously suffered from low attendance, but the organisers have made a concerted effort to promote the event around the world.
Olympic gold medallist Kim Yu-na is acting as goodwill ambassador for the event and other high-profile figures have also promised their time for the Games.
Alternating between Summer Games and Winter Games, the Special Olympics World Games bring public attention to the talents and capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities, helping to change attitudes and break down barriers that excluded them from the mainstream of the community.
Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of John F. Kennedy, it was first held 1968 and then every two years since.
Pyeongchang will also host the 2018 Winter Olympics.