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Future Paralympic Games
7 - 16 March
In July 2007, Sochi (Russia) was elected to be the host city of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The election took place during the 119th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Guatemala City, Guatemala. International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President and IOC member Sir Philip Craven, IPC Vice President and member of the IOC 2014 Evaluation Commission Miguel Sagarra and IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez were amongst the attendees.
Said Sir Philip: "During this election process today, we saw excellent presentations of all bid cities, including high quality content about the Paralympic Games. I want to congratulate Sochi winning this election but I am sure Salzburg and Pyeong Chang would have also organised great Paralympic Games.”
The aim of Sochi 2014 is to stage a unique Paralympic Winter Games and further strengthen and promote the Paralympic Movement by providing excellent conditions for athletes to compete, delivering a high level of accessibility and maximising media coverage.
Other candidate cities competing for the right to host the 2014 Games were Salzburg (Austria) and Pyeong Chang (Korea)*.
Official Site of the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games
RIO DE JANIERO 2016
7 - 18 September
On 2 October 2009, Rio was elected to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Rio provided the strongest bid and surpassed Chicago, Madrid and Toyko in the final election held at the 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Copenhagen, Denmark.
With Rio de Janeiro as the host city, it is the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement that the Games will be held on the South American continent.
Brazil, the host city and the people of Rio de Janeiro are looking forward to representing South America with an outstanding Games that welcomes athletes and visitors from all over the world.
The city has dedicated itself to providing world-class venues across the city to address both athlete and visitor needs.