Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2016 Paralympics: An Opportunity for Athletes with Disabilities

The 2016 Olympics ended a couple of weeks ago. Now, it's almost time for the 2016 Paralympics, a series of 23 sporting events in which athletes with disabilities from 176 countries compete. The Paralympics will take place September 7-18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the same location as the latest Olympics. Archery, table tennis, and wheelchair basketball are a few of the sports that will be played. BMW designed a lightweight, fast wheelchair for the U.S. Paralympics cycling road team, which will hopefully help them win medals. For more information about the Paralympics, go to https://www.rio2016.com/en.

Medals engraved with the Paralympics logo
(Image obtained from pt.wikipedia.org)

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