Latest Paralympic Games Stories

2014-03-08 08:20:23

-Arendz becomes first Canadian to win a biathlon silver medal at Paralympics- SOCHI, Russia, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz fired his name into the history books as the first Canadian ever to win a silver medal in biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games. Days removed from his 24th birthday, the Hartsville, P.E.I. resident came a hair short of winning the gold after clocking the second fastest time at 19:14.0 (1+0) in the men's 7.5-kilometre standing biathlon competition....

2014-03-08 04:20:21

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Visually-impaired skier Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste-Marie, Ont.) and guide Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) have won Canada's first medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games - a bronze in the downhill. Additional content and photos to come. For full information about Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, please visit paralympic.ca/team-canada. SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

2014-03-07 16:22:03

Video of the opening ceremony is also available to media via SendtoNews: http://www.sendtonews.com/#!highlight/story/xaD8dwTSzN SOCHI, Russia, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada entered Fisht Stadium today behind flag bearer Sonja Gaudet of the wheelchair curling team at the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. Athlete Flash Quotes "This was an extremely humbling and emotional experience for me....One that has confirmed yet again that sport has this...

2014-03-07 12:24:45

PARK CITY, Utah, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Ability Center (NAC) in Park City, Utah has prepared many Paralympic athletes for the Paralympics in Sochi, Russia at their training center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140307/LA79054 The NAC provides training and competition programs for people of all abilities in Alpine & Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Sled hockey. As athletes develop their skills at the NAC, they are promoted through a series of...

2014-03-07 12:24:31

SOCHI, Russia, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The defending Paralympic gold medalist Canadian wheelchair curling team from held its first practice today at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. The team begins tournament play tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. vs. Great Britain. Wheelchair curling practice in Sochi photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000uLFrAO.Lp8E CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team...

2014-03-07 12:23:11

-McKeever and Klebl available at 10 a.m., Bourgonje to meet media at 3:45 p.m.- SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Paralympic veterans, Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.), Chris Klebl (Canmore, Alta.) and Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon) will hold their lone media availabilities prior to competing in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games following training on March 8, 2014. McKeever, a 10-time Paralympic medallist, along with his guides Erik Carleton (Canmore, Alta.) and...

2014-03-06 16:25:10

CHICAGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Team USA Paralympic Alpine Skier Alana Nichols just had a huge dream come true, and the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games haven't even begun yet. To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/62145-usg-new-brand-identity/ Nichols learned that her two sisters and agent will be making the trip to Sochi to see her compete, thanks to USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), a sponsor of the...

2014-03-05 20:20:59

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Paralympic alpine team has successfully overcome the challenges of an injury and a last-minute guide shuffle between visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux and Chris Williamson, demonstrating its strength as a team and its potential as a serious medal threat at the upcoming Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, which begin on March 7. Dynamic brother duo Mac Marcoux and Billy Joe Marcoux, of Sault-Ste Marie, Ont., have excelled on the...

2014-03-05 16:24:55

SOCHI, Russia, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian para-snowboard team arrived in Sochi this morning, completing Team Canada as the final sport to arrive for the Paralympic Games set for March 7 to 16. In the afternoon, members of Team Canada gathered in the Village Plaza of the Mountain Village for the official team flag raising and welcome ceremony. Para-snowboard arrival and Team Canada welcome ceremony photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1:...

2014-03-05 04:22:01

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (Vernon, B.C.) has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Gaudet is the world's most decorated wheelchair curler, having won gold at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino) and at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver). Her long list of achievements also includes gold...

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