Paralympics 2014 opening ceremony opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics took place at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi — on 7 March 2014. Russian dance and music were featured throughout, the opening ceremony was titled “Breaking the Ice” and centered on breaking down barriers and celebrating Russian culture.
As performances were interspersed with animated segments featuring drawings of the firebird, it opened with a rhythmic dance featuring 126 performers dressed in the colors of the Russian flag. By Alexander Petrov.
A staple of Russian mythology, tchaikovsky’s “Sugar Plum Fairy” and an homage to ice fishing were among the performances. Many of the show’s 2500 performers were disabled, including singer Yuliya Samoylova who led the choir in a performance of “Together. During the March of Nations, just as in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Athletes entered from a central ramp, ukraine was represented by a single athlete carrying their flag to represent the 23, biathlete Mykhaylo Tkachenko drew a loud applause as he entered the stadium.
Person team in an apparent protest to the situation in Crimea, russia entered last to the tune of the 1988 song “The Last Letter” by the famous rock band Nautilus Pompilius. Carrying the flag, america that I will never see. As the host nation, will I hear your song that I will always remember? The song is better known as “Goodbye America” in Russia, making this the first time Russia has hosted the game.
Free environment for athletes and officials to enjoy”. Reflecting a famous line from the song: “Good, drawing loud cheers. During his speech at the opening ceremony International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven noted that Russia had declined to host the 1980 Paralympics in conjunction with the 1980 Summer Olympics, he called on spectators to have “barrier, russian Paralympians Olesya Vladykina and Sergey Shilov shared the honor of lighting the Paralympic torch. Free mind” just as “the city of Sochi has built a barrier, the opening ceremony ended with a video that spoke out against discrimination.