The Paralympics are well underway in Sochi, and over the next week, 547 athletes will compete in the first ever Paralympic games held in Russia.
Another first: alpine skiing was one of the first sports to develop techniques for athletes with disabilities. The first documented championships were held in Austria, in 1948. Coming a long way since then, the Paralympic Alpine Downhill consists now of 5 events: Women’s Visually Impaired, Standing, Sitting, and Men’s Visually Impaired, and Men’s Standing. Continue reading →