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This is a very heartfelt post about an important event. I admit I haven’t watched as much of the Paralympics as the original Olympics. However, when I do I am always amazed by the talent and spirit of the athletes.
As I’ve started to write this, I’m watching the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics.
I had a few issues getting the stream working, but boy, was I glad when my husband texted me a possible solution that I managed to get working.
You see, I love the Paralympics!
The Paralympic logo on a black background. Words- Why You Should Watch the Paralympic Games
The Paralympics go back to the post World War II period. Similar to the modern Invictus Games, competitions were set up to help ex servicemen who had been injured. Eventually, it evolved into the Summer Paralympics (open to non-veterans), and the Winter games opened in 1976.
It gives a chance for disabled people to compete at a world class level, and in an environment that is supportive and accessible.
Disability sport is important because it keeps us active, healthy (physically and mentally), and…
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