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The Impossible is Possible
March 20, 2014 23:46

The Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony, "Reaching the Impossible", began at 20:14 Moscow time at the Fisht Stadium to conclude Russia’s first ever Paralympic Winter Games.

The Closing Ceremony glorified Paralympic athletes and ensured that the impossible becomes possible through the power of the spirit and the relentless pursuit to the highest results. The main role was given to medalist of Paralympic Games in 2012, a wheelchair athlete Alex Chuvashev. Using only his hands, he climbed a 15-meter rope and placed a symbolic apostrophe between the English letters "I" and "M", changing the word "IMPOSSIBLE" to “I’M POSSIBLE” and proved once again that impossible is really possible.
Throughout all ceremony via the various elements the creators emphasized that the "impossible" is just a word, a barrier that prevents all of us from looking to the future changing it. 
More than 460 people took part In the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games "Sochi 2014". 
Show of the nine chapters opened with music by Russian composer Alfred Schnittke and choreographic composition performed by the group of dancers with disabilities (members of the Russian Federation wheelchair dance sport) and trapeze artists in unique luminous suits creating in the air abstract shapes. 
Russian flag appeared on the scene under the solemn coronation march by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. After the flag-raising anthem of the Russian Federation was sounded by in the performance of the All-Russian Children's Choir of Choral Society under the direction of conductor Alexei Petrov. 
The creation of a central element of the losing eremony "Achieving the Impossible" the authors were inspired by creativity of the famous Russian artist, founder of abstract art Vasily Kandinsky and classic computer games.

Flags of the participating countries appeared in the order of Cyrillic alphabet. 
200 Cossacks performed a dance "Cossack cloak." Traditional motifs were replaced with contemporary music and 30 dancers performing break-dance appeared on the scene. This looked like competition in dance, in which artists with disabilities took part.
Under the arrangement of Paralympic anthem performed by blind Russian pianist Oleg Akkuratov Paralympic flag came down from the flagpole. Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov handed the flag to the International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven, who in turn gave it to the mayor  of Pyeongchang Juice D Lee.
Then the flag of South Korea raised, and the stadium heard the sounds of the national anthem of the host country of the future Paralympic Games.
Four soloists - the legendary Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, the blind singer of Adygea - Nafset Chenib , Honored Artist of Russia, Ambassador of "Sochi 2014" Diana Gurtskaya and student of the Academy of Choral Art Valery Kozlovsky - performed " Paralympics choir", accompanied by the All-Russian Children's Choir of Choral Society . 
Then the snowflakes appeared in the air, and the children blew the lamps in their hands. Paralympic Flame slowly went out.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Sochi Olympic Games 2014 Paralympic Games Sochi 2014   

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