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Paralympic Games in Sochi come to conclusion setting records

March 16, 2014, 16:27 UTC+3 SOCHI
Over nine days of the competitions the Paralympic Games in Sochi, 547 Paralympic athletes from 45 countries took part in them, competing for 72 sets of medals in five Paralympic sports
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SOCHI, March 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s first ever Winter Paralympic Games, held in the country’s resort city of Sochi between March 7 and 16, come to its wrapping-up ceremony on Sunday night by setting a number of records in all spheres.

Over nine days of the competitions the Paralympic Games in Sochi, 547 Paralympic athletes from 45 countries took part in them, competing for 72 sets of medals in five Paralympic sports.

Over 300,000 competition tickets were sold and it was a 30 percent hike comparing the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Canada’s Vancouver as well as a significant Games record.

The Paralympic Games in Russia were also widely televised with Russian TV channels broadcasting a total of 180 hours.

“Russia will be an example of the revolution in terms of changing the environment for everybody to meet the highest level of accessibility,” Russia’s Dmitry Chernyshenko, the president of the 2014 Sochi Organizing Committee, said on Sunday addressing journalists in English language.

On the eve of Russia's first ever Paralympic Games, more than 1,000 infrastructural sites in Sochi were recognized as accessible.

Over the period between 2006 and 2011, the number of Sochi residents with an impairment involved in sports tripled.

Approximately 200 Russian cities have already adopted Sochi's leading example of creating a barrier-free environment, which would help to fully integrate people with impairment into society.

On the whole, over 2,400 media representatives and television and radio broadcasters operated at the Paralympic Winter Games.

The total revenue of the Organizing Committee's Paralympic marketing program stands at over $97 million, which is a record mark for a Paralympic Winter Games marketing programs.

Russia has risen to the top three most influential sport locations in 2012 and was named the global sports leader for 2013-2018.

In the near future, Russia will host some of the largest sporting events, which are the 2015 European Luge Championship, 2016 IIHF World Championship, 2017 Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championship and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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