Thursday, September 1, 2016
The 2016 Summer Paralympics are held in Rio a few weeks after the regular Summer Olympics.
The dictionary defines the Paralympics as: "The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), ..."
What are some character traits you think these Paralympians need to have in order to participate in these games? How is it different than characteristics for the regular Olympic games? How are they the same? What events would you want to watch? see events here.