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Mark Those Calendars: The 2014 Paralympic Games Start March 7 (That’s Next Friday!)
February 24, 2014
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The 2014 Winter Olympic Games — and Canada's glorious 10 golds, 10 silvers and five bronzes — are now behind us. But it's not time to turn our collective gaze away from Sochi just yet: the opening ceremonies for the 2014 Paralympic Games kick off in 11 days, on March 7.

Over the course of nine days of competition, 585 athletes from 44 countries will compete for 72 medals in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling. Officials are predicting this year will be the most-watched Paralympics in history, and CBC will be broadcasting 30 hours of coverage from Sochi, as well as extensive streaming coverage online.

To get you pumped for the games, three Paralympic videos for you. First, George's interview with Greg Westlake, the captain of Canada's ice sledge hockey team:

Second, a Best Story Ever from visually impaired cross-country skier Brian McKeever:

And finally, a powerful ad from the Canadian Paralympic Committee, part of its "It’s Not What’s Missing. It’s What’s There" campaign:


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