Winter Paralympics

Pyeongchang launches awareness programme ahead of 2018 Winter Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

Pyeongchang Mayor Lee Seok-rae accepts the Paralympic flag at the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ©Getty Images An initiative aimed at developing and raising awareness of Paralympic winter sports in South Korea has been launched by the Organising Committee of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Six-time Sochi 2014 gold medallist Petushkov wins Samaranch Award

By Zjan Shirinian

Roman Petushkov won six gold medals in front of his home crowd in March ©Getty ImagesSix-time Sochi 2014 gold medallist Roman Petushkov has been awarded the Juan Antonio Samaranch International Olympic Committee Disabled Athlete Award.

Samsung accessibility map expanded in Russia as part of Sochi 2014 Paralympic legacy

By Gary Anderson

The Accessibility Map for smartphones has been expanded across more than 600 towns and cities in Russia ©Sochi 2014Creators of the Samsung accessibility map mobile application have announced that the service continues to be expanded and updated across Russia in the wake of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi.

Japan's Sochi 2014 Paralympic medallists awarded unique pins

By Zjan Shirinian

Akira Kano has been awarded two gold pins in recognition of his Sochi 2014 success ©Getty ImagesJapan's Sochi 2014 Paralympic medallists have been awarded unique pin badges to celebrate their successes.

South Korea medal success vital if Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympics to surpass Sochi, claims Sir Philip

By Nick Butler

Sir Philip Craven believes Pyeongchang 2018 can build upon the success of Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 has the potential to surpass the success of Sochi 2014, especially if the host nation enjoy a strong performance on the medals table, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has claimed.

IPC hail record breaking television audience of more than two billion for Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games attracted a record global television audience ©AFP/Getty ImagesA record cumulative global television audience of more than two billion people watched the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today. 

Special film released by IPC to mark three months since Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

A film marking three months since the Closing Ceremony of Sochi 2014 has been launched by the IPC ©Getty ImagesA short film entitled "Sochi 2014 - Breaking Down Barriers" has been launched by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to mark three months since the conclusion of the Games. 

Steve Graham to leave role as head coach of Australian Winter Paralympic team

By Gary Anderson

Sochi 2014 bronze medal winner Toby Kane was one of the many Australian skiers to benefit from the coaching of Steve Graham ©Getty Images The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has announced the country's Winter Paralympic head coach Steve Graham is to leave the role later this month after 11 years in charge of the team.

Russia's ice sledge hockey squad voted Best Team of Sochi 2014 Paralympics

By Zjan Shirinian

Russia's ice sledge hockey team went from not existing to Paralympic silver in just five years ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 30 - Russia's silver medal-winning ice sledge hockey team has been voted the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Best Team of Sochi 2014.
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