The Winter Paralympic Games is an International multi-sport event where physically disabled athletes compete. Winter Paralympics held after every four years, right after Winter Olympics. Winter Paralympics 2014 are scheduled to be held from 7 March to 16 March in Sochi, Russia.
In 2014 Winter Paralympics (officially known as the XI Paralympic Winter Games), around 700 competitors from 44 nations are competing in 72 events from 7 different sports. Brazil, Turkey and Uzbekistan are competing for the first time in Winter Paralympics, whereas South Africa refused to send anyone to compete in these games which mean that NO country from Africa will be present in the Winter Paralympics.
Games in Paralympics
7 sports included are:
Ice sledge hockey
Ice sledge racing
Nordic skiing – biathlon
Nordic cross-country skiing
Sochi 2014 is integrating best practices from previous Paralympic Games to turn their efforts into the best organized and most convenient games ever.