Rio Olympics 2016 has drawn to a close successfully. There had been a wide fan following in that event and India managed to bag 2 medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze. The next stop for the fans is Rio Paralympics 2016. This edition was struggling with paucity of funds until Brazil’s government stepped in at the last moment for a bailout. The inauguration ceremony for the mega-event is on September 7th and here are 5 things to look forward to in Paralympics 2016.
Largest Event for Athletes
International Olympic Committee’s charter reads ‘The practice of sport is a human right’. Adhering to this quote, the Summer Paralympics and Winter Paralympics are held once every four years.
This is the largest stage in the world for disabled athletes. The number of athletes participating is more than 4000, representing 162 countries. There are a total 528 events in 23 Paralympic sports.