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  • Russia Stuns US for 2-1 Victory in Sochi Sledge Hockey

    20:09   11/03/2014  

    Russia’s underdog sledge hockey team stunned the United States in a 2-1 win at the Sochi Paralympics on Tuesday amid sporting and political tension between the two countries.

  • Sledge Hockey

    20:09   11/03/2014  

    The Paralympic version of ice hockey was included in the program in 1994. Sledge hockey players compete on sledges specifically designed for the game.

  • Russian Supermodel Propels Sochi Paralympics to Record Sales

    19:25   11/03/2014  

    With her willowy figure and smouldering stare, supermodel Natalia Vodianova is the epitome of modern beauty for many in her native Russia. But what if she had a prosthetic leg?

  • Ukraine’s Lukyanenko Races to 2nd Sochi Paralympic Gold

    16:20   11/03/2014  

    Ukraine’s Vitaliy Lukyanenko won his second race at the Sochi Paralympic Games on Tuesday, shining at the 12.5-kilometer visually impaired biathlon.

  • Paralympics: Russia's Lysova Clinches Biathlon Golden Double

    16:10   11/03/2014  

    Russia's domination at the Sochi Paralympics biathlon track continued as Mikhalina Lysova clinched her second gold of the Games on Tuesday.

  • Paralympics: Karachurin Continues Russia’s Gold Streak in Biathlon

    14:30   11/03/2014  

    Azat Karachurin continued host nation Russia’s rich vein of form in Sochi Paralympic biathlon Tuesday, striking gold in the men’s 12.5-kilometer standing race.

  • Paralympics: Kaufman Wins 2nd Gold in Sochi Biathlon

    14:01   11/03/2014  

    Russia’s Alena Kaufman grabbed her second gold at the Sochi Paralympics on Tuesday, winning the biathlon 10-kilometer standing event.

  • Paralympic Biathlon: Russian Storms to 3rd Gold in Sochi

    13:08   11/03/2014  

    Russia’s Roman Petushkov claimed his third gold medal at the Sochi Paralympic Games on Tuesday, leading a host nation podium sweep in the biathlon 12.5-kilometer sitting event.

  • Germany’s Wicker Wins Chaotic Paralympic Biathlon in Fog

    11:51   11/03/2014  

    Germany’s Anja Wicker emerged victorious after thick fog caused chaos at the shooting range in the Sochi Paralympic women’s 10-kilometer sitting biathlon.

  • Day 3 at the Paralympics: Britain Ends Wait for Gold, 8th Win for McKeever

    02:40   11/03/2014  

    Monday at the Sochi Paralympics saw Britain win its first-ever gold medal at a Winter Games, while for Canadian skier Brian McKeever, victory was positively routine as he claimed his eighth gold.

  • Paralympics: Host Russia Charges to Top in Wheelchair Curling

    22:21   10/03/2014  

    The Russian wheelchair curling team joined Canada at the top of the round robin table at the Sochi Paralympics, winning two games on the third day of competition Monday.

  • Russia’s Remizova Wins 4-Athlete Race in Paralympic Cross-Country

    15:29   10/03/2014  

    Russia’s Elena Remizova won a race containing just four athletes to take Paralympic gold in the women’s 15km cross-country ski event for visually impaired athletes.

  • Alpine Skiing: Schaffelhuber Wins 2nd Sochi Paralympic Gold

    13:41   10/03/2014  

    Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber grabbed her second gold at the Sochi Paralympic Games on Monday, scorching to victory at the sitting super G event.

  • Sochi Paralympics: Russia’s Minnegulov Extends Cross-Country Dominance

    13:14   10/03/2014  

    Russia continued its domination of Sochi Paralympic cross-country skiing as Rushan Minnegulov sped to victory in the men’s 20km standing event.

  • France’s Bochet Wins Second Gold Medal of Sochi Paralympics

    12:40   10/03/2014  

    French skier Marie Bochet won her second gold medal of the Sochi Paralympics on Monday with victory in the women’s standing super G.

  • Paralympics: Gallagher Ends British Wait for Winter Paralympic Gold

    12:24   10/03/2014  

    Britain won its first ever Winter Paralympic gold medal Monday as skier Kelly Gallagher triumphed in the women's visually impaired super G.

  • Paralympics: Canada Pounds Norway in Sledge Hockey on Day 2

    23:05   09/03/2014  

    In a battle between two former Paralympic sledge hockey champions, Canada pounded Norway 4-0 in Sochi on Sunday to secure a spot in the semifinals.

  • U.S. Paralympian McFadden Elated to Compete for Russian Family in Sochi

    21:18   09/03/2014  

    U.S. Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden told R-Sport on Sunday she was delighted to be able to compete in front of her Russian birth mother for the first time at the Sochi Games.

  • Ukraine’s Pavlenko Wins Paralympic Cross-Country Gold in Sochi

    13:33   09/03/2014  

    Ukraine won its second gold medal of the Sochi Paralympics on Sunday with victory for Larisa Pavlenko in the women’s 12km cross-country sit-skiing.

  • Paralympics: Japan's Kano Continues Dominance in Alpine Skiing

    13:23   09/03/2014  

    Japanese skier Akira Kano stormed to his second Sochi Paralympic gold on Sunday, destroying the field in the men's sitting super G event.

  • Paralympics: Russia Sweeps Podium in Cross-Country Skiing

    12:56   09/03/2014  

    Roman Petushkov became the first athlete to win two gold medals at the Sochi Paralympics on Sunday as Russia swept the podium in the men’s 15km cross-country sit-skiing.

  • Sochi Paralympics: Austria's Salcher Wins 2nd Gold

    12:13   09/03/2014  

    Markus Salcher of Austria won his second Alpine skiing gold medal at the Sochi Paralympics Sunday, sweeping to victory in the super G standing event.

  • History of the Paralympic Games

    11:41   09/03/2014  

    The Paralympic Games have grown from a small gathering of British WWII veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sporting events. The term ‘Paralympics’ have first come into official use during the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.

  • Alpine Skiing: Krako Defends Paralympic Super-G Title

    11:40   09/03/2014  

    Three-time Vancouver Paralympic champion Jakub Krako took his first gold medal at the Sochi Games on Sunday, retaining his title in the visually impaired super G competition.

  • Day 1 at the Paralympics: Russia Shoots to Top of Medal Table

    02:31   09/03/2014  

    Host nation Russia dominated the first day of the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, finishing Saturday top of the medal table with four golds.

  • Under Putin’s Gaze, Russia Starts Paralympic Hockey With Defeat

    23:59   08/03/2014  

    Russia started the Sochi Paralympic sledge hockey tournament with a 3-2 shootout defeat to South Korea in the preliminary round as President Vladimir Putin looked on.

  • At Top of Medal Table, More Paralympic Success Awaits Russia - Minister

    18:03   08/03/2014  

    After sweeping to the top of the Sochi Paralympic medal table on the first day of competition, yet more success still awaits host nation Russia, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told R-Sport on Saturday.

  • Ukraine’s Lukyanenko Defies Russian Domination to Win Paralympic Gold

    15:07   08/03/2014  

    Ukraine’s Vitaliy Lukyanenko resisted a strong Russian challenge to win the men’s 7.5km visually impaired biathlon Saturday and deny the host nation a fifth gold of the Sochi Paralympics.

  • Russia’s Lekomtsev Wins Biathlon Thriller at Paralympics

    13:58   08/03/2014  Originally posted at 12:58.

    Russia’s Vladislav Lekomtsev took the third gold medal for the host nation at the Sochi Paralympics on Saturday, winning a thrilling men’s 7.5km standing biathlon race.

  • Gold, Silver for Russia in Paralympic Women’s Biathlon

    13:51   08/03/2014  

    Host nation Russia continued its strong start to the Sochi Paralympics on Saturday as Mikhalina Lysova and Yulia Budaleeva stormed to gold and silver in the women’s 6km visually impaired biathlon.

  • Sochi Paralympics: Japan's Kano Takes Downhill Gold

    13:21   08/03/2014  

    Japanese skier Akira Kano won Sochi Paralympic gold in a men's sitting downhill event that was marred by several heavy crashes Saturday.

  • Russia’s Kaufman Charges to Paralympic Biathlon Gold

    13:17   08/03/2014  Originally posted at 12:56.

    Alena Kaufman won Russia its second gold medal of the Sochi Paralympics on Saturday with victory in the women’s standing 6km biathlon event.

  • Alpine Skiing: Santacana Wins Paralympic Gold for Spain

    12:54   08/03/2014  

    Spain's Jon Santacana successfully defended his Paralympic downhill skiing title in the visually impaired class at the Sochi Games on Saturday.

  • Paralympics: Germany's Schaffelhuber Wins Downhill Skiing Gold

    12:52   08/03/2014  

    Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber edged out her rivals at Rosa Khutor on Saturday to win the women's sitting downhill ski event.

  • First Biathlon Gold of Sochi Paralympics Goes to Germany’s Eskau

    12:50   08/03/2014  

    Germany’s Andrea Eskau won the first biathlon gold medal of the Sochi Paralympics on Saturday with victory in the women’s 6km sitting event.

  • Paralympic Skiing: Austria's Salcher Claims Standing Downhill Gold

    12:45   08/03/2014  

    Markus Salcher of Austria won the Sochi Paralympic gold in the downhill standing event on Saturday, bringing his country its first medal of the Games.

  • Paralympics: Bochet Takes Gold in Women's Standing Ski Downhill

    12:43   08/03/2014  

    French skier Marie Bochet won gold at the Sochi Paralympics on Saturday in the women's standing downhill skiing, the 20-year-old underlining her status as one of the world's most promising disabled athletes.

  • Russia Wins First Gold Medal at Sochi Paralympics in Biathlon

    12:37   08/03/2014  

    Host nation Russia won its first gold medal at the Sochi Paralympics on Saturday with victory for Roman Petushkov in the men’s 7.5km sitting biathlon.

  • Sochi Paralympics Medal Count

    11:30   08/03/2014  

    Daily updates

  • Italian Paralympic Hockey Player Fails Doping Test

    07:33   08/03/2014  

    Italian sledge hockey forward Igor Stella will not take part in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics after failing a doping test, a spokesperson for his team said Friday.

  • Russian Sledge Hockey Player Hopes for Unbeaten Run in Sochi

    02:57   08/03/2014  

    Russia’s sledge hockey team intends to storm through the Sochi Winter Games unbeaten despite appearing at its first Paralympics, forward Dmitry Lisov said.

  • Putin Opens Winter Paralympics in Sochi

    22:01   07/03/2014  Originally posted at 21:42

    Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the 11th Paralympic Winter Games open Friday at a grandiose opening ceremony in Sochi.

  • Ukraine Rules Out Boycott of Sochi Paralympics for Now – Official

    18:02   07/03/2014  

    The head of Ukraine's Paralympic Committee says the country has decided against boycotting the Sochi Winter Games, but adds the team may leave if relations between his country and Russia deteriorate further.

  • Sochi Paralympics Set to Open With Unity-Inspired Ceremony

    16:55   07/03/2014  

    Unity and inclusiveness will be the watchwords for the Sochi Paralympic opening ceremony Friday, with an appearance from Russia’s fairytale firebird, creative director Konstantin Ernst has said.

  • From Sochi to Magadan and Back: The Paralympic Flame Travels Around Russia

    16:14   07/03/2014  

    The Paralympic torch relay has returned to Sochi, where it began its journey on February 26. Watch this video by RIA Novosti to see the torchbearers carrying the Paralympic flame throughout the country.

  • Putin Attends Raising of Russian Flag at Sochi Paralympic Village

    22:23   06/03/2014  

    The Russian flag was ceremonially raised Thursday at the mountain village for the Sochi Paralympics with President Vladimir Putin in attendance.

  • Paralympic Torch Relay: From Moscow to Sochi

    19:54   06/03/2014  

  • Ukraine Boycott of Russian Paralympics Hangs in Balance – IPC

    19:19   06/03/2014  

    Ukraine remains undecided over whether to boycott the Sochi Paralympics less than 48 hours before the Games begin, International Paralympic Committee spokesman Craig Spence said Thursday.

  • Sochi Paralympic Winter Games

    14:27   06/03/2014  

    Paralympic Games will be held from March 7 to March 16 in Sochi

  • Putin to Attend Paralympic Opening Ceremony

    13:28   05/03/2014  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he will attend the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi.

  • Medvedev Urges Sochi Organizers 'Not to Relax' Ahead of Paralympics

    18:26   03/03/2014  

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said that even though the Winter Olympics are over, organizers should not relax yet as the country still needs to put on a worthy Paralympics.

  • Paralympic Torch Lit by a Huge ‘Heart’ in Moscow

    14:37   03/03/2014  

    The Moscow leg of the Paralympic torch relay began at the All-Russian Exhibition Center in the Russian capital on Sunday. Watch this video of the Paralympic torch being lit by a huge symbolic heart.

  • Sochi Paralympic Flame Reaches Moscow

    15:27   02/03/2014  

    The flame for the Sochi Paralympics reached the Russian capital on Sunday, five days before the start of the Games.

  • Sochi Paralympic Flame Lit in St. Petersburg

    15:21   01/03/2014  

    The flame for the Sochi Paralympics was lit Saturday during a ceremony in St. Petersburg.

  • Paralympic Torch Relay Kicks Off at Russia's Easternmost Point

    17:03   26/02/2014  

    Festivities for the Paralympic Games, scheduled to begin in Russia’s southern city Sochi on March 7, kicked off on Wednesday as the Paralympic torch relay started its first leg of a 10-day journey from Russia’s easternmost point.

  • Sochi Paralympic Ticket Sales Open Amid Fears of Empty Seats

    16:29   27/09/2013  

    Ticket sales for next year’s Winter Paralympics in Sochi opened on Friday, but Russia’s top Paralympic official warned that the competition could be marred by swathes of empty seats.

  • RIA Novosti named official host national news agency for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

    14:52   02/04/2013  

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has named Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti as the official host national news agency for the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.

  • New Russian Paralympic Center to Open by 2015

    15:59   20/03/2013  

    An $81 million high-tech training complex for Paralympians in Russia will open the city of Ufa by 2015, local officials said Wednesday.

  • Sochi Improving Disabled Access - Paralympic Official

    17:21   13/02/2013  

    Next year's Paralympic host city of Sochi is rapidly improving access for disabled people, the head of the Russian Paralympic Committee said Wednesday.

  • Hotel Prices in Sochi for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympics Games

    20:07   07/02/2013  

    The Russian government will limit the maximum price for the hotel rooms in Sochi during the Olympics.