CAF HAS SUPPORTED MORE THAN 50% OF TEAM USA COMPETING IN 2014 SOCHI WINTER PARALYMPICS
The Challenged Athlete Foundation is proud to announce that a record number of CAF-supported athletes have qualified to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games. Thanks to your support, 37 CAF-supported challenged athletes representing Team USA (that’s more than 50% of the team) will be competing on the world's stage. We will be providing updates on our CAF-supported athletes throughout the Paralympic Games!
The Paralympic Games run March 7 – 16.
MEET YOUR PARALYMPIANS
ABOUT THE WINTER PARALYMPICS
The winter Paralympic games consist of alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sled hockey, and for the first time, snowboarding and wheelchair curling. The men’s and women’s snowboard events will be held on March 14. Paralympic snowboarders compete in snowboard cross, an event where athletes race one-at-a-time down a course with features including turns, drops and berms. Each athlete completes three runs of the course with the combined time of their best two runs determining the final winner based on time.
HOW DO YOU WATCH THE PARALYMPIC GAMES?
The USOC and NBC Olympics have partnered to provide an unprecedented level of coverage for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. NBC and NBC Sports Network will combine to air 50 hours of television, starting on March 7 with the Opening Ceremony. It will be followed by daily coverage of all five Paralympic sports in the Sochi program, before the Games' Closing Ceremony is broadcast on March 16. In addition to the unprecedented U.S. television coverage you can stream live online coverage at TeamUSA.org.
PARALYMPIC GAMES SCHEDULE
Check out the full event schedule to see when our athletes compete.