2014 Winter Paralympic Games

 

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will take place March 7th - 16th.

According to the Organizing Committee Sochi 2014 has given Russia a unique chance to change for the better.

The top priority for Sochi 2014 is the creation of a barrier free environment in the host city ensuring that everything being constructed for the Games – transport, roads, sporting and public facilities – will be accessible, and act as a blueprint for the rest of Russia for future years.

The Russian government has approved a new barrier free law and is taking unprecedented steps to improve the lives of people with an impairment in the country. More than 20 states are now involved in barrier free projects.

Sochi 2014 is integrating best practice from previous Paralympic Games into their efforts to deliver the most convenient Games ever.

To mark 1,000 days to go until the start of the Games the Organizing Committee launched an innovative “Accessibility Map” with the main objective being to help people with an impairment in Russia find easily accessible locations where they can engage in Paralympic sports.

The map will also provide information about the elements that help create barrier-free environments in local areas such as ramps, hand rails and non-slip surfaces.

On hand to celebrate the landmark date were Ray of Light and Snowflake, the two mascots of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

In preparation for the Games, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee is also implementing a Paralympic Awareness Program, which aims to promote the Paralympic values, and change how people with an impairment are perceived.

This is just one example of the legacy these Games can leave. Not only do they want to change attitudes and perceptions with these Games in Sochi, but they also want to get more people with an impairment active and into sports. Currently just 1.5 per cent of those with an impairment in Russia practice or are involved in sports.

Sochi 2014 will see athletes compete in five different sports in several different class qualifications. These sports are Alpine Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey, Biathlon, Wheelchair Curling, and Cross Country Skiing.

 

Click on Photos or Videos Below for More Information on the Paralympic Sports Competitions at Sochi 2014

 

Alpine Ski & SitSki

 

Sledge / Sled Hockey

 

Biathlon

 

Wheelchair Curling

 

Cross Country Skiing

 
More Information on the Paralympic Results and Finals will be posted on Super Chairing March 31st.

For More Up to Date Information on the Paralympic Games and Athletes go to - http://www.Paralympic.org/Sochi-2014