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Paralympics

Putin to Attend Paralympic Opening Ceremony

March 05, 2014

Paralympic games symbol in Sochi (RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he will attend the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in the Black Sea re...

Photodesk -- Sochi Preps for Paralympics

March 05, 2014

Czech Paralympic skier Oldrich Jelinek poses for a photo next to the Paralympic Logo in Rosa Khutor. (Getty Images) (ATR) The Sochi 2014 Paralympics begin on Friday. Athletes...

ATR Podcast -- Countdown to Sochi Paralympics

March 04, 2014

IPC president Sir Philip Craven (Getty Images) Around the Rings European correspondent Brian Pinelli joins us from Sochi to discuss final preparations for the 2014 Winter Par...

Ukraine Weighs Paralympics Boycott

March 04, 2014

Russian troops stand by near the Ukrainian military base in Belbek. (Getty Images) Around the Rings is told that Ukraine is considering boycotting the Sochi Paralympics amid ...

Paralympic Torch Relay -- Flame Enters Caucasus

March 04, 2014

Homemakers give the Paralympic flame to Organizers (Sochi 2014) (ATR) The Paralympic Torch Relay was greeted with traditional song and dance in the North Caucasus region Tues...

New Paralympian Hall of Famers; Russian Broadcast of Paralympics

March 03, 2014

Paralympians To Be Inducted into HOF Verena Bentele (Getty Images) Two Paralympians and a Paralympic coach are set for induction into the Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame dur...

Paralympic Torch Relay -- Flame Travels Down Volga

March 03, 2014

Torchbearers pose with their torches in Yaroslavl. (Sochi 2014) (ATR) The Paralympic torch relay traveled along the Volga River Monday as it winds its way toward Sochi. Th...

Media Watch -- Pistorius Trial Underway; Sochi Paralympics

March 03, 2014

Pistorius Faces Media Scrutiny The media zeroed in on Oscar Pistorius as the Paralympian's trial began on Monday. (Getty Images) Newsy.com compiles coverage of the Pistori...

Sponsor Spotlight -- Samsung Paralympic Video; IHF Extends Sponsor

March 01, 2014

Samsung Paralympics Video Campaign Sledge hockey is one of the sports featured in Samsung's video. (Getty Images) Samsung unveiled its video promotional campaign for the S...

Paralympic Torch Relay -- Flame Visits Ural Region

February 28, 2014

Sochi 2014 organizers receive the flame in Sayanogorsk (Sochi 2014) The Paralympic torch relay visited the Ural Federal District in its tour westward towards Sochi Friday. ...

Monday Memo -- Olympian, Paralympian on Trial; Sochi Paralympics

March 03, 2014

Oscar Pistorius (L) speaks with his lawyer Kenny Oldwage in the Pretoria Magistrates Court. (Getty Images) Oscar Pistorius on Trial The trial for Paralympic gold medalist ...

Kazakhstani Nordic skier reprimanded for Anti-Doping Rule violation

February 27, 2014

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has issued a reprimand to Kazakhstani Nordic skier Denis Petrenko for an Anti-Doping Rule violation. Petrenko returned an adve...