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What Time Do The 2014 Paralympics Start And Where Can I Livestream Them?

03/03/2014 12:26 EST | Updated 03/03/2014 12:59 EST
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WHISTLER, BC - MARCH 18: Matt Hallat of Canada competes in the Men's Standing Downhill during Day 7 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics at Whistler Creekside on March 18, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

The Olympics have come and gone, but Canadians still have plenty of chances to cheer on their athletes when they compete in Sochi at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

The event takes place from March 7 to 16. The Opening Ceremony will kick off Friday at 8:00 p.m. local time or 11 a.m. ET and Canadians will be able to watch on CBC. Just check the CBC website on Friday for more details.

In the United States, NBC will carry 27 hours of live coverage, starting with the Opening Ceremony on NBCSN. Team USA will livestream all the events.

Throughout the Games there will be 65 hours of television coverage in Canada and 350 hours of online streaming across CBC/Radio Canada, Rogets Sportsnet, Accessible Media Inc. and Yahoo Canada Sports.

There are five sports at the Paralympics: alpine skiing (which includes snowboarding), biathlon, cross-country skiing, wheelchair curling and sledge hockey.

Para-snowboard will make its debut at the Sochi Games. The sport is similar to snowboard cross in that competitors traverse a course with jumps and turns. The key difference is that there's only one rider doing timed runs on the course at a time.

Canada is sending 54 athletes to the Paralympic Games to compete in para-alpine skiing, biathlon, para-Nordic skiing, sledge hockey, wheelchair curling and para-snowboard.

A list of the athletes competing at the Games can be found here and you can watch videos on the athletes from the Canadian Paralympic committee here.

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