I was going to sit behind the computer and type out how it all began. Oh you are wondering what I'm talking about...the Paralympics. Sorry I should have made that much clearer. But instead I'm going to use the internet and link a great story from the Paralympic site. You can learn how it all began and how many athletes where are the first Summer and Winter Paralympics by clicking here.
I will say this...there are 166 countries being represented with over 4,100 athletes. There will be only one country not covering the Paralympics like it should be and that's the great country I live in. Just go to the London 2012 Paralympics web page by clicking here. Also you can check out the you tube channel by clicking here.
Please watch and you will be amazed at what you will see. They are athletes that need some assistance to compete. But they are athletes make no mistake.
As I mentioned before, I will hopefully have updates for you and of course afterwards check back to Wheels in Motion to hear first hand accounts from the athletes competing in the 2012 Paralympics.
Good luck to all the athletes but of course as an American I will be pulling for the USA athletes.