Paralympics

13 Sep

I wonder why the Olympics is continuously in the news and shown on television during the Games…but the Paralympics goes by hardly noticed.

The Paralympics is the Olympics games for handicapped athletes. In my opinion, these athletes overcame greater obstacles to get to the Games.

They should be supported more.

This year’s Paralympics Games go from September 6-17, 2008.

As of today, China has 37 Gold medals (109 total), Great Britian has 33 Gold medal (69 total), and America has 23 Gold medals (56 total).
Japan is currently in 20th place with 3 Gold medals (12 total).

All of these athletes are stars!

6 Responses to “Paralympics”

  1. tokyo5 September 21, 2008 at 11:40 pm #

    Shawty…

    That’s good that you remember to mention the Paralympics when discussing the Olympics.

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  2. Shawty September 21, 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    I think that the paralympics irs really food it gives handicapped people who have the potential tshow it. Im only in high school and im doing a olympics presentation and ive decided to have one of my slides as the paralympics because i think that its is very important 🙂

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  3. tokyo5 September 19, 2008 at 11:01 pm #

    Erin…

    Yes, that’s right.

    BTW, thanks for visiting my website and commenting. Please comment anytime!

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  4. Erin September 19, 2008 at 2:49 am #

    Yeah, they should get WAY more recognition, as anyone with disabilities is just as important as those with-out!!!

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  5. tokyo5 September 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm #

    Mom…
    The Paralympics Games take place every Olympic year! In the same city as the “regular” Olympics. Usually soon after the “regular” Olympics’ closing ceremony, the Paralympics begins.

    You should watch it!

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  6. Mom September 13, 2008 at 3:16 am #

    I agree with you. I would think that these athletes have to train twice as hard as athletes with no disabilites. to tell you the truth, I didn’t even know that they were part of the Olympics this year! They do deserve recognizition and awards too. and they deserve to be known for their great accomplishments, just as much as reg. athletes or more!

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