4. Sled hockey is played with two sticks.
On one end are picks used to leverage motion, and the hockey part is on the other.
5. And sleds are elevated so the puck can pass underneath — even for goalies.
Otherwise, the sport follows standard, able-bodied ice hockey rules.
9. In 2012, the IOC and the IPC declared that all Olympic host cities would also host the Paralympics.
Even though this has been true for the Winter Games since 1992.
10. Most notably, the athletes have incredible stories.
Paralympian Ralph Green lost his leg from a random street shooting when he was 16 years old. After high school, he discovered his incredible talent on the slopes and eventually became the first African-American to make the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team.