2012 Paralympic Games Are Right Around The Corner
Words truly cannot express just how proud we are of the 2012 Olympic Athletes from the United States. The last 2 weeks have been very excitingas we watched 104 Olympic medals be presented to our extraordinary athletes! Thisyear the United States not only won the medal count, but received 46 GOLD medals, meaning we are home to some of the best athletes in the world.
But the celebration is not over folks, August 29-September9, 2012 London Paralympic Games start where we will have the chance to watch 227 United Stated athletes compete for even more medals! The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event where athletes with physical disabilities compete towin medals. Some of the disabilities include: mobility, hearing impaired, amputations,blindness and cerebral palsy. These athletes are truly inspiring to the worldas we watch them overcome physical challenges to win world titles and set records.
Paralympic athletes compete in both Summer and Winter Games,adding new sports every four years. With events like Wheelchair Basketball,Nordic Skiing, Power lifting, Rowing, Table Tennis and more, we are proud tosupport these great athletes! To find out more on the schedule of the ParalympicGames of 2012, visit the Team USA website.