Paralympics gets under away

The opening ceremony for the Paralympics was held last night in Beijing. The ceremony was spectacular but perhaps not on the scale of the ceremony for the Beijing Olympics.

Most of the show was performed by people with disabilities, including Li Yue, who lost her left leg in the Sichuan earthquake and performed her dance in a wheelchair.

The torch was lit by a Chinese athlete from his wheelchair. He pulled himself up on a rope pully to the roof of the stadium.
The theme of the ceremony was “Transcendence, Equality, Integration” and included drumming, dancing and singers and ended in a massive fireworks display.

Posted by Mike 10 years ago

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