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IPC Spectacular - Sochi 2014 Highlights Video Clip

Author: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) : Contact: www.paralympic.org

Published: 2014-06-18 : (Rev. 2017-12-24)

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IPC launches stunning video clip Sochi 2014 Breaking Down Barriers featuring highlights from the 2014 Winter Paralympics.

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To mark the three month anniversary since the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched a stunning online short film "Sochi 2014 - Breaking Down Barriers" featuring many highlights from March's event.

The film celebrates some of the greatest sporting moments, as well as the passionate crowds and the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies from the Sochi 2014 Games.

After selling a record 316,200 tickets, attracting a record worldwide global TV audience and witnessing some top class athletic performances, IPC President Sir Philip Craven described Sochi 2014 as "the best Paralympic Winter Games ever."

A total of 72 medal events took place across five sports:

Para-snowboard made its Paralympic debut as part of the alpine skiing program and the gold medals winners were the USA's Evan Strong and the Netherlands' Bibian Mentel-Spee.

Other stand out performers included Russia's Roman Petushkov who six gold medals out of seven events in biathlon and cross-country skiing and German sit-skier Anna Schaffelhuber who five golds from five events in alpine skiing.

USA beat Russia 1-0 to take gold in a thrilling ice sledge hockey competition and Canada claimed their third successive Paralympic gold in wheelchair curling.

Hosts Russia topped the medal table winning 80 medals, 30 of which were gold.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC supervises the organization of the summer and winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions.

To watch videos and subscribe to ParalympicSport.TV, please go to www.youtube.com/ParalympicSportTV

You can also follow the Paralympic Movement on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParalympicGames or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/paralympic

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