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The Sochi Paralympics – Everything You Need to Know about These Winter Games

The Sochi Paralympics Everything You Need to Know about These Winter Games 300x181 The Sochi Paralympics   Everything You Need to Know about These Winter GamesNations from all over the World will be competing in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. These games, which will occur in March, will be the first Paralympics ever held in Russia. The main competitions in the 2014 Winter Paralympics include Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey and Wheel Chair Curling. All together, there will be 72 medal events in 2014. Before the winter games begin, there are some very interesting and unique facts about the 2014 Paralympics that spectators should be aware of:

The Emergence of Para-Snowboarding

A new competitive category of winter sport, Para-Snowboarding, will makes its Paralympics debut during the 2014 games in Sochi. Since this is the first time that Para-Snowboarding will finally be included in the Winter Paralympics, there were a few rules about this competition. In 2014, Para-Snowboarding will only be available on a time-trial format with one competitor going down the track at a time. Para-Snowboarding will be available as a men’s competition and a women’s competition.

A New Landscape For Wheel Chair Curling

Canada will try to defend the Gold Medal, which they won during the past two Winter Olympic games in Wheel Chair Curling. There will face some stiff competition from the United States, who is trying to get their first medal in the category of Wheel Chair Curling. The United States has been labeled as the most improved team in Wheel Chair Curling. Ever since 2010, the United States improved in international competition and enter the Winter Games ranked 4th in the World in the past tournament.

Paralympics Awareness Program

In 2014, Sochi will present a Paralympics Awareness Program to the games. It is a special initiative that will seek to aid people in Russia with an impairment and to help them travel to more accessible locations to see the Paralympics. The objective stems from a hope of changing how people with an impairment are perceived in Russia.

More Athletes

In 2014, more athletes will make the trip to Sochi to compete in the Winter Games than in any other previous Paralympics. A prime example of this increase would be the United States. In 2010, 50 athletes represented the US. In 2014, that number is now 77. Many other nations are also sending a record number of participants.

The 2014 Sochi Paralympics will be exciting to see. In 2014, accessibility to the games will be improved thanks to online streaming. If you’ve never followed these events, tune in this February for some thrilling competition and truly amazing athletes. Information for this article was provided by the professionals of www.michaelsullivandisability.com, Michael Sullivan is a social security disability attorney in Lexington.

 

 

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