Start of @Sochi2014 Paralympic Games

World Footprints is broadcasting from Sochi, Russia where we have just arrived for the country’s first ever Winter Paralympic Games.  Before we left the United States, however, we caught up with Taylor Imus, a young journalism student from Ball State University (BSU) who traveled to Sochi with other BSU student journalists.  She shared her Olympic experience and some helpful insights into this city that has gained tremendous international attention.   You’ll also hear from Charlie Huebner, the Chief of the Paralympics for the US Olympic Committee about the history of the Paralympic Games, the purpose of the Games and why they continue to be a mystery despite growing media attention. Finally, you’ll meet Patrick McDonald, a champion curler who is competing on Paralympic Curling Team USA.  We’ll hear Patrick’s inspiring story and learn more about this sport that is growing in popularity.