The 2012 Summer Paralympics Games started in full swing last week, and even as the action heats up, YouTube decided to make it more accessible for everyone. Thanks to a special YouTube channel from the International Paralympic Committee, you can get a ringside view of all the action till September 9th when the games come to an end.
Viewers from the United States and Canada can watch 500 hours of live competitions with real-time commenting. Then fans from the U.S. can also catch their favorites on Team USA’s own official YouTube channel. Others around the world can choose from over 1000 hours footage of current and previous games, interviews with Paralympic athletes and other behind-the-scenes footage. All events are arranged neatly in their own playlists. You might want to start with the 9 videos featured in The Best of London 2012.
If you thought that the Paralympics are bit of an anti-climax after the adrenalin rush of The Olympics, you couldn’t be more wrong. As the YouTube blog mentions –
One of the most anticipated competitions will no doubt be the T44 100m pitting South African superstar “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius against British sprinter John Peacock and American runner Jerome Singleton on September 6th. After making history when he competed in the Olympics several weeks ago, Pistorius will return to the Paralympics to see if he can defend his title. This is a race you certainly won’t want to miss!
As the videos show, The Paralympics is not only about sports but also a lot about hope and inspiration.
Source: YouTube Blog