While economic and political sanctions against Russian aggression continue, arts and sports organisations are also imposing boycotts of Moscow.
Since the first one took place in 1960, Paralympic Games continue to inspire the world, proving disabilities are not obstacles to success. However, questions on fairness of impairment classification may overshadow the inspiration.
A total of 24 gold medals are being contested on the first day of sports in cycling track, wheelchair fencing and swimming amid virus rules that bars almost all spectators.
The Paralympic gold medalist was diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease at age 14 that caused constant pain, paralysis in her legs and left her barely able to sleep. She signed her euthanasia papers back in 2008.
The scientist is seen as an inspiration by Paralympians. He never let his acute physical disability stop him from pursuing his dreams, and is fondly remembered for opening the London 2012 Games.
The Winter Paralympians of North and South Korea have appeared separately under their own countries' flags after a row over the blue-and-white Korean unification flag.
Turkish paralympians Abdullah Ozturk and his brother Ali say the disabled should learn to survive by themselves in society.
South African Supreme Court reserves judgement in appeal case to increase jail time for the Paralympic athlete who is currently serving six years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Turkey's Paralympian team delivered their best performance yet by winning three gold, one silver and five bronze medals at the Rio Paralympic Games.
Fans flocked to the Maracana Football stadium for the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil on Sunday.
Bahman Golbarnezhad's death after falling from his bike during a race is probably the first in the games.
The former star athlete has exhausted all legal options and now faces being jailed for at least 15 years.
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