Now that the opening act is over, lets welcome the Paralympians to the field. Michael Phelps should try swimming with his hand behind his back. Or how about wheelchair rugby pictured on the right? We are, of course, excited to be able to see all kinds of assistive devices in direct competition and worked over by players that don’t hold back.
NBC’s Universal Sports will be broadcasting the games through its online video network.
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is pleased to announce that Universal Sports, a multiplatform destination for amateur sports programming, will provide the first-ever multiplatform broadcast coverage of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, presented by GE in the United States. Daily video highlights will also be webcast on the official site of the U.S. Paralympic Team, usparalympics.org.
Viewers will have the opportunity to watch the Paralympic Games, Sept. 6-17, with daily live and delayed highlight shows on UniversalSports.com and usparalympics.org. The official U.S. Paralympic Team site will also host daily video blogs from U.S. athletes and delegation members. Beginning in 2009, the U.S. Olympic Network will re-air portions of the 2008 Paralympic Games.
Press release: First Ever Multiplatform Broadcast of Paralympic Games Coming to U.S. via Universal Sports
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Image: Wheelchair rugby