2016 Rio Olympics might have ended but the fun at Rio continues with the 2016 Rio Paralympics which starts on 7th September and continues up to 18th September!
For those who are unfamiliar with what the Paralympics is, it’s a multi-sport event, much like the Olympics, but for athletes with serious physical impairments such as lack of proper limb function, blindness, muscle power shortage and intellectual deficiency.
With the huge financial concerns plaguing the 2016 Rio Paralympics, it was doubtful if the Paralympics would at all be able to take place this year.
According to CBS Sports, the International Paralympic Committee was informed by the Rio Olympic organizing committee that they had exhausted all the allotted funds in hosting the Olympic Games and no money was left for them to spend on the Paralympics.
With just barely more than a month left for the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, the Govt. of Rio had to scramble together $46.3 million in order to save the Paralympics from getting cancelled, lest risk Brazil losing all future hope of hosting the Olympics ever again.
However, with the problems now behind them, the 2016 Rio Paralympics are about to take off. Find out where to watch the games:
2016 Rio Paralympics: U.S. Broadcast
If you live in the United States and are eager to watch the 2016 Rio Paralympics Live, NBC and NBCSN should be your go-to networks.
If you consider watching the events on Television to be old school, you can catch Live streams of all the Paralympic events on NBCSports.com or TeamUSA.org. You can also download the NBC Sports App to keep updated on all the Paralympic events.
2016 Rio Paralympics: U.K. And World Wide Broadcast
Channel 4 has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights of all things Paralympics this year in the United Kingdom. Also, stay abreast of the highlights and updates by tuning into Channel 4’s on demand service, All 4. One can also download the All 4 App to watch the Paralympics on iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
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