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Paralympic Torch Relay -- IPC President Carries Torch in Sochi

March 06, 2014

IPC Phil Craven with the Sochi 2014 Paralympics Torch (Sochi 2014) (ATR) International Paralympic Committee president Phil Craven carried the Sochi 2014 Paralympics torch in ...

Media Watch -- Delays in Rio; Pistorius Trial

March 06, 2014

An aerial view of the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro on November 9, 2013. (Getty Images) Rio 2016 Golf Digest's Geoff Shackelford discusses the state of the Olympic...

Exclusive from Sochi: UN Says Honor Olympic Truce; Ukraine Boycott Tallks

March 06, 2014

Wilfried Lemke at the ceremony today (ATR) (ATR) United Nations special adviser on sport Wilfried Lemke today pleaded for politicians to honor the Olympic Truce. Lemke del...

IPC Vows Turmoil in Ukraine Won't Affect Paralympics

March 05, 2014

The Paralympics get under way on Friday. (Getty Images) Despite continuing concerns over the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in Crimea, International Paralympics Committe...

Swedish Princess Cancels Paralympic Trip; IPC Updates Website

March 05, 2014

Swedish Royalty Skipping Sochi Princess Victoria of Sweden (Getty Images) Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria will not attend the Sochi Paralympics. Ulrika Naslund, a sp...

Paralympic Torch Relay -- Torch Reaches Sochi

March 05, 2014

A torchbearer triumphantly holds their Paralympic torch as onlookers view. (Sochi 2014) The Paralympic torch relay concluded its eighth day entering the 2014 host city, Sochi...

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...