Beijing’s Paralympics Can Take a Bow

As Peter White comments on BBC,

There has never been a Paralympics that has not been hailed the best ever.

[…] It seems impossible to think that the exposure of huge numbers of people to disabled athletes performing extraordinary feats would not change the perception of disability in China.

Though whether change will be sustained at the rate achieved by the needs of staging the Paralympics remains to be seen.

Was it the best ever? It is a subjective judgment, but I would say yes. I would put it on a par with Sydney, but with the added dimension of genuine, deeply enthusiastic crowds. Well done, Beijing!

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