Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the much awaited event to grace the sports fans around the globe. In 2014, the XXII Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games will be held in the city of Sochi, Russia. Paralympic Games have been an integral part of Olympics.
It is a forum for the differently abled group of the society to prove its mettle and the event inspires everyone to excel and achieve in life. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games is popular for its venue, Sochi that is replete with natural beauty and ideal climate for the Winter Olympics. A major tourist attraction in Europe and a winter sports aficionado’s haven, it is all set to behold a major chapter in the sporting history.
Paralympic Games stand as the testimony of the triumph of humanity despite adversities. The Games are organized for the disabled or differently abled group, who treat the Games as an avenue for exhibiting their inherent talents. The Paralympic Games were hosted by Rome, in the year 1960 for the first time. From then on Paralympic Games have become an integral part of Olympics and now, athletes from groups encompassing six disability groups participate in the Games.
In the First official Paralympic Games that was held in Rome about 23 countries participated and the participation strength was limited to 400. The popularity of the game has grown with the ages and now, about 4000 athletes participate from 136 countries, according to the data from the 2004 Summer Paralympics, held at Athens. 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the much awaited next Winter Olympics that is all set to be held in Sochi. Hence, it is now commonly called Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games has an array of sporting events. Sochi city, with its beautiful scenic landscape and nature’s bounty has always been a tourist attraction. The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to add to the city’s illustrious history. For Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sochi Olympic Park is planned to be built, with all the venues designed around the Medals Plaza, where the athletes are honored for their achievements. Its climate and mountainous terrains make it an ideal setting for the ice and snow games that form the integral parts of the Winter Olympics.
A winter sports haven, Sochi is an ideal choice for the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games comprise the games that are played on ice and snow that include Alpine Skiing, Ice hockey. Biathlon, Cross-country Skiing, et al. Athletes with disabilities belonging to the following disability categories like Amputee, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual disability, Wheelchair, Visually Impaired and Les Autres participate in Paralympic Games.
Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games will augur well for the Russian sports and infuse the spirit of Olympics in the country. The event is divided into coastal cluster and mountain cluster. The former is set to take place in the Sochi Olympic Park and the latter will be held in the Krasnaya Polyana mountain area.
Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first of its kind to be held in Russia and is intended to make the city, a major tourist destination in the world. The event that begins on February 7 and ends on the 23 rd of the same month is expected to expose new talents to the world. The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games is an event awaited by the sports aficionados all over the world.