article 14 June 2014 UK
Stephen Sutton awarded MBE in Queen's birthday honours

Teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton is honoured in the Queen's birthday honours list, joining A-list celebrities and Britain's Olympic and Paralympic champions.

article 16 March 2014 UK, Russia
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Flagbearer Millie Knight: GB's youngest-ever Winter Olympian

Millie Knight, who carried the union jack at the Sochi Paralympics opening, is just 15, so taking part in skiing events for the visually impaired will give vital experience ahead of the 2018 Games.

article 13 March 2014 UK, Russia
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All-rounder Ben Sneesby goes for skiing glory at Sochi

A high-level performer in swimming and wheelchair basketball, 19-year-old Ben Sneesby is a gifted all-round sportsman. But skiing is his first love, and a medal at Sochi would be a career highlight.

article 13 March 2014 UK, Russia
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Paralympic skier Whitley looks beyond Sochi to 2018

James Whitley, 16, is ranked second in the world in slalom at under-18 level. Sochi should stand him in good stead as he pushes to become a medal prospect at the 2018 Paralympics in South Korea.

article 10 March 2014 UK, Russia
Visually-impaired skier Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans
Kelly Gallagher takes first GB Winter Paralympics gold

Visually impaired skier Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans earn Great Britain their first-ever gold medal at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, taking the super-G title.

article 09 March 2014 World, Russia
Curling ahead of the Sochi Paralympics (Getty)
Can our Paralympics curlers do it again for Britain?

ParalympicsGB's curling team - two men and two women, all from Scotland - will be hoping to emulate TeamGB's medal achievements when they perform at Sochi this week.

article 08 March 2014 UK, Russia
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Kelly Gallagher: skiing for Paralympics gold

Competing in five Alpine skiing events for the visually impaired, Kelly Gallagher is ParalympicsGB's best chance for a medal at Sochi as the team goes for its first-ever gold.

article 08 March 2014 UK, Russia
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Sit-skiing's Anna Turney, pushing for a podium place

Undeterred after shattering her spine during an event in 2006, Anna Turney made ParalympicsGB's skiing team at Vancouver in 2010. At Sochi she hopes her experience will propel her to a podium place.

article 07 March 2014 World, Russia
Five Sochi pictures that define crisis in Ukraine

Ukraine sends out a symbolic solitary athlete, and Vladimir Putin shares a glass of champagne with the IOC president - this is what happened in Sochi.