The 2014 Winter Paralympics

Last Friday, the 2014 Winter Paralympics officially opened in Sochi, Russia. During the next several days, 550 athletes with disabilities, representing 45 countries, will be competing in the facilities built for the Winter Olympics. Skiing, hockey, and curling are the primary sports, and there are divisions in the alpine events for athletes who compete sitting or standing, or who are visually impaired. Competition will continue until the closing ceremony on Sunday, March 16.

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