- 09 Sep 2008
- Olympic News
Paralympic Games in full swing
An astonishing Opening Ceremony in Beijing on Saturday welcomed the world to the Paralympic Games. The Ceremony, which took place in the "Bird’s Nest", was witnessed by a full house of spectators from all over the world. During the three-hour event, the show focused on the “harmony between man and nature”, with three different parts – space, time and life. A total of 420 performers with a disability participated in the Opening Ceremony, marking one of the largest performances of this sort. The first three days of the Paralympic Games saw a large rang of high-level competitions in an excellent atmosphere.
Eight hours per day live coverage
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), in collaboration with the Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Ltd. (BOB), offers eight hours per day of live commentated coverage of the Paralympic Games. It is broadcasted on the IPC's internet TV channel www.ParalympicSport.TV. BOB - as the host broadcaster - provides live signals of 10 Paralympic sports including athletics, boccia, cycling (track), judo, table tennis, volleyball (sitting), wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
Video on demand
The official programme of ParalympicSport.TV will have an interesting mixture of the aforementioned sports, with additional daily highlights provided as video on-demand. The daily highlights will also include those sports that are not covered in the live stream. SIXTY Seconds™, the daily news show presented by Paralympian Ambassador Chris Waddell, will wrap up the latest Paralympic Games News. It will be available on the main channel at www.ParalympicSport.TV, as well as on the YouTube Channel of ParalympicSport.TV at www.youtube.com/paralympicsporttv.
The Beijing Paralympic Games (official website)