Opening ceremony of Paralympic Games 2014 will take place today in Sochi
The opening ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. Kiev time.
The Games in Sochi break all records having not started yet. Athletes from 45 countries registered their participation, 75 sets of medals will be awarded in Russia. These numbers exceed all previous Paralympic Games. Despite warm weather, there will be no problems with snow. Half a million cubic meters of snow was collected last winter in the outskirts of Sochi.
Sochi prepared very well for the Paralympic Games. "If we are talking about barrier-free environment and will have a look at the way Sochi has changed, we may say that the city became the barrier-free environment," the president of the International Paralympic Committee Philip Craven said.