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Meet The Superhumans

1 Sep

The 2012 Summer Paralympics Games commenced three days ago.

It’s unfortunate that the Paralympics or Special Oympics don’t get as much recognition or fanfare as the “regular” Olympics…because I think the athletes of the Paralympics and Special Olympics are amazing.

In fact, I wrote a post about them a couple of years ago…with special focus on one Japanese Paralympic athlete from the 2010 Winter Paralympics who overcame tragedy in his life twice.
(Click here to read it.)

Anyways, have you seen the promotional ad for the 2012 Summer Paralympics that are currently underway in London?

It’s titled “Meet The Superhumans“! It’s a great ad…here it is:

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!