The 2014 Winter Paralympics (
Russian: Зимние Паралимпийские игры 2014,
tr. Zimniye Paralimpiyskiye igry 2014), the 11th
Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, were a major international
multi-sport event for
athletes with disabilities governed by the
International Paralympic Committee (IPC), held in
Krasnodar Krai, Russia from 7–16 March 2014. 45
National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) participated in the Games, which marked the first time Russia ever hosted the Paralympics. The Games featured 72 medal events in five sports, and saw the debut of
snowboarding at the Winter Paralympics.
The lead-up to these Paralympics were met with concerns regarding Russia's recent
military intervention in the nearby
Crimean peninsula of
Ukraine, which led to both the United Kingdom and United States choosing not to send governmental delegations to the Games, and British government officials intending to publicly boycott the games. While the IPC monitored the situation throughout the Games, these concerns did not affect the participation of athletes from these countries—although, the head of Ukraine's NPC threatened to pull its athletes from the Games if the situation escalated, and members of the Ukrainian team staged symbolic protests of the crisis throughout the Games.
With 80 medals, 30 of them being gold, the host country of Russia won the most medals during these Games, and set a record for the most medals won by a single country during a single Winter Paralympic Games. Additionally, Russian skier
Roman Petushkov won the most individual gold medals in Winter Paralympic history, with six golds across skiing and biathlon events.
 However, following the Games, the IPC discovered evidence that Russia's performance has been aided by a wider
state-sponsored doping program.