Ahead of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games that are acting as a catalyst to create a barrier-free environment and positively change perceptions about disability in Russia, the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Torch Relay concluded after a 10 day route that saw the flame travel to 45 cities across every federal district in Russia.
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Sochi, 06.03.2014 18:07The Paralympic flames arrived in Sochi late on Wednesday for the final stage of the torch relay, which will conclude at the opening ceremony of the XI Winter Games on Friday.
- Larisa Volik and Vladimir Evlanov lit the Paralympic cauldron in Krasnodar
Krasnodar, 05.03.2014 18:00On the 5th of March the torch relay of the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 was held in Krasnodar. It was finished by the bronze medalist of the Paralympic Games in London Larisa Volik who at the Theater Square in the presence of several thousand residents and guests of the capital of Kuban together with the Mayor of Krasnodar Vladimir Evlanov lit the Paralympic cauldron.
"When the cauldron in the stadium was lit with the Paralympic flame, I smiled to myself. I was smiling because I was a part of these Games, however small. I had played a role in bringing the torch to the stadium - I covered the section in Watford. It was a day I will never forget"Mark Cooperparticipant in the Paralympic Torch Relay at London 2012
The color scheme of the form of torchbearers symbolizes harmony, commitment and energy of the Paralympic athletes.