Paralympics Start August 29
London, England - Paralympic Games are set to start August 29th bringing together 160 countries and over 4,000 rock star athletes with disabilities. This year’s Paralympics will be the largest yet in the history of the Games.
Today the U.S. Olympic Committee has announced expanded coverage for the London 2012 Paralympic Games that will play on the U.S. Paralympics YouTube channel, YouTube.com/USParalympics which in partnership with NBC Universal is set to offer the most expansive coverage of the Paralympics games in the United States than in any other year.
Watch the Rock Star U.S. Paralympics athletes talk about “Podium Pain” here:
According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, “The videos will chronicle the competition, athlete stories and will also include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Videos chronicling the lead-up to the Games will also be available in late August.” "As one of only four National Olympic Committees that also manage the Paralympic program, we are committed to increasing Paralympic coverage in the U.S.," said Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer of the USOC. "With this expanded approach to coverage, the USOC is making a significant investment in growing the Paralympic Movement in the United States and introducing more fans to Paralympic sport."
Also watch for the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) special highlight shows:
Sept. 4, 5, 6 and 11 at 7 p.m. EDT.
The Games conclude on September 9, 2012.