17 March 2014
Russian team is a triumphant winner of the Paralympic Games in Sochi
The XI Paralympic Winter Games closing ceremony was held on March 16 at Fischt Stadium in Sochi. During this ceremony the Paralympic flame was doused and the Paralympic flag was passed to the authorities of the South Korean city of Pyeongchang where the 2018 Games will take place.
By the end of the Paralympic Games in Schoi Russian team finished first in the informal medal standings, leaving its rival far behind. Russian athletes won 80 medals – 30 gold, 28 silver and 22 bronze, thus establishing an absolute record of the competitions. The previous record set by the Austria’s national team has remained unbroken for 30 years. In 1984, during their home games in Innsbruck Austrian athletes won 70 medals.