A glittering spectacle has closed the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, bringing to an end the 2014 Winter Olympic season. The grand finale of the competition united the athletes under the motto “Reaching the impossible.”
Team Russia’s remarkable success at Sochi Paralympic Games has continued with two gold medals and one bronze in Men’s Slalom Standing and Slalom Visually Impaired. Japan grasped gold in Men’s Slalom Sitting, closely followed by an Austrian duo.
A spectacular show kicked off the XI Paralympic Winter Games at Fisht Stadium in Sochi as athletes from around the world set out to prove that it's possible to overcome obstacles, unite, and achieve the unbelievable.
A video of a wolf wandering through a hallway of a Sochi Olympic dorm posted by American luger, Kate Hansen, caused media frenzy in the US. Little did they know that the clip was filmed and placed on Hansen’s page by a US comedy talk show.
The US men’s hockey team beat Russia in a dramatic shootout in a round robin game in Sochi, after Russian defenseman Fedor Tyutin had a goal chalked off – sparking mass indignation among home supporters.
Team Canada took the lead in the overall medals count after grabbing two golds and one silver medal on the third day of the Sochi Olympics. Meanwhile, Dutch athletes performed a second clean sweep, winning three medals in the 500m speed skating event.
With the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi just round the corner, the Olympic Flame has been lit at the summit of the highest point in Europe, Mount Elbrus, which lies in the Greater Caucasus mountain range.
The Olympic torch’s odyssey around Russia reached new depths as it dived into the world’s biggest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal in Siberia. Divers took the burning torch to the bottom of the lake – another first for the Olympic relay.