Friday, August 31, 2012

The Paralympics games: Cheer on the Paralympic Athletics

I know everyone knows about the Olympics games, but did you know their is a Paralympics too?  

International Paralympic Committee logoThe Paralympic games are events of  multi-sport event for athletes with physical, mental and sensorial disabilities (this is different from Special Olympics). This year is the fourteenth Paralympics games.  They are held after the Olympic Games every four years.  They are governed by the International Paralympic Committee.  This year there will be 20 sports on the program.  Some of my favorite are the wheelchair rugby, sitting volleyball and Equestrian.     

 The 2012 London Summer Paralympic Games will be held between August 29th and September 9th 2012.

Here is a video of the Sitting Volleyball and how it's played 

Watch the Athletics on the Youtube channel Paralympic Sport TV

The USA Paralympic Athletics need your encouragement and support. They need to know we are all rooting for them to win.  There are many ways to show your support from the comfort of your own computer. Lets all get together and cheer them to gold.   

One way to show you care is to Follow Paralympic games on Facebook.  You can also send a shout out to the USA Paralympic athletics on Twitter.  

To find out more about the Paralympics Click Here

Here is my cheer for the Athletics "Big G, Little o. Go. Go. Go USA!"