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Paralympics get off to glittering, emotional start

AFP, SOCHI, Russia

For the first time, alpine skiing will include snowboarding as a discipline.

Soviet Russia did not participate in the Paralympic movement until the 1988 Games in Seoul, at the onset of perestroika, and people with disabilities often remained invisible in society, unable to exit their apartments or sometimes being sent to special homes.

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