The 2008 Paralympic Games are underway in Beijing, China. A list of the sports and a background of the games is available here. This year there will be an unprecedented amount of coverage thanks to www.universalsports.com. There will be webcasts of full games on the website while they will have a daily recap show on their HD television channel.
cnnsi.com has some photos from the games. There is a little more notoriety surrounding Oscar Pistorius a single leg amputee who made a run at the Olympic games in track. There was a lot of discussion whether he should be permitted to compete in the Olympic games because his prosthetic leg enabled him to run just as fast using less energy than a real leg. In the end the discussion was moot as he did not qualify for the games.
Post written by Adam Bencsik, Communications Team Leader at Bux-Mont Awards