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Called "remarkable ambassadors of the human spirit" by the CEO of the Vancouver organizing committee, over 500 athletes from 44 countries made the 2010 Paralympic Games memorable. Russian athletes took top honors with 12 gold medals and 38 medals overall. And in perhaps the biggest upset of the games, host Canada's ice sledge hockey team failed to even medal after winning gold at the last games. Organizers hope the future holds promise for adding several new events, including snowboarding, ski cross, bobsleigh, luge, a standing version of hockey, and long track speed skating. ( 28 photos total)
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