Do you have Olympics Fever?
Every time the Olympic Games are here, I roll my eyes and say, again? I think to myself, I'm just not going to watch. And then, it's everywhere, and I end up seeing a youtube clip or a story somewhere, and the next thing I know I'm crying while they play the national anthem. Embarrassing! So as of this moment, I'm not planning on watching, but I am pretty sure I will break down at some point.
What are those? Don't I mean the Special Olympics? No, I don't, but those are inspiring too. Paralympics are open to people with one (or more) of six categories of disabilities. Visual impairment is one of them. Paralympics occur every four years, a few months after the Olympics, but in the same location. London's Paralympic Games will occur in August and September.
I will have more about the Paralympic games in the future, but this is just a quick overview. Some of the sports are very familiar, and others, like goal ball, are different entirely. I will also have a post on the athlete with the most medals in the history of the Paralympic games.
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