IPC President Sir Philip Craven described Sochi 2014 as “the best Paralympic Winter Games ever.”
The film, which can be viewed at http://bit.ly/sochi-highlights celebrates some of the greatest sporting moments, as well as the passionate crowds and the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies from the Sochi 2014 Games.
After selling a record 316,200 tickets, attracting a record worldwide global TV audience and witnessing some top class athletic performances, IPC President Sir Philip Craven described Sochi 2014 as “the best Paralympic Winter Games ever.”
A total of 72 medal events took place across five sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling. Para-snowboard made its Paralympic debut as part of the alpine skiing programme and the gold medals winners were the USA’s Evan Strong and the Netherlands’ Bibian Mentel-Spee.
Other stand out performers included Russia’s Roman Petushkov who six gold medals out of seven events in biathlon and cross–country skiing and German sit-skier Anna Schaffelhuber who five golds from five events in alpine skiing.
USA beat Russia 1-0 to take gold in a thrilling ice sledge hockey competition and Canada claimed their third successive Paralympic gold in wheelchair curling.
Hosts Russia topped the medal table winning 80 medals, 30 of which were gold.