The 2008 Paralympics in Pictures

Over 4,200 athletes from 148 countries are taking part in the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing, through September 17th. The Boston Globe has a roundup of great images. Shown is Melissa Stockwell at the Water Cube. She is one of two participating US athletes who lost limbs while serving in Iraq. Link -via Gizmodo

(image credit: Greg Baker/AP)

Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

I think it's kind of insulting that these games aren't televised. Why wouldn't there be as many thrills and excitement as in the "regular" Olympics? Personally, I think it would be more amazing to see a handicapped swimmer win a gold medal than some pumped-up "normal" android (or whatever the hell Phelps is). Oh, well.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Thank you for sharing this! I'm embarrassed to admit that I hadn't even heard of the Paralympics before this. As others commented on the Boston Globe website, this has received very little media coverage, and that's a shame.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"The 2008 Paralympics in Pictures"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More