The Summer Paralympics 2016 is the fifteenth edition of the multi-sport games for athletes with disabilities. The event is governed by the International Paralympic Committee and the Rio Paralympics 2016 host is confirmed to be Brazil where the tournament will be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It will be the first time that a South American city will host the Paralympics and the first time that the event is hosted in the host city’s wintertime. According to the Rio Paralympics 2016 schedule, the Paralympics is set to be held from 7th – 18th September 2016.
Rio Paralympics 2016 Starting Date
The Rio Paralympics 2016 start date is confirmed to be 7th September by the International Paralympic Committee. The IPC and the IOC decided that the winner of the 2016 Summer Olympic bid will also get to host the Paralympics later in the year. Brazil, on the virtue of hosting the Olympics 2016, also got to host the Paralympics. There are 23 sports among which athletes from various countries will compete in including 2 new sports added to the list – Canoeing and the Triathlon.
Rio Paralympics 2016 Broadcasting Channels
Due to a widespread criticism of low broadcasting of the Paralympics in the past editions, NBC acquired the right to be the Rio Paralympics 2016 TV Broadcasters in 2013. Alongside NBC and NBCSN, who have planned an extensive coverage of the show, the Paralympics will also be broadcasting across the world by various other platforms. Other Rio Paralympics 2016 TV Broadcasting channels include RedeGlobo and SportTV in Brazil, Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, the Seven Network in Australia and the Star Sports Network in India.
Rio Paralympics 2016 Opening Event
The Rio Paralympics 2016 opening ceremony date is confirmed to be 7th September 2016. The extravaganza is set to include all the competing athletes from across the globe. The Rio Paralympics 2016 opening ceremony is set to be held at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro where top officials and ministers from around the globe are set to be present. The names of the celebrities performing at the opening ceremony will be revealed shortly.
Rio Paralympics 2016 Timetable
The Rio Paralympics 2016 schedule is released and the games are to be hosted from the 7-18 September 2016. The official tournament will be open on 7th September, but according to the Rio Paralympics 2016 fixtures, the first Paralympic event will take place on the morning of the 8th September. The multi-sport event is set to go on until the 18th September where it will come to end with a Closing Ceremony. The top performers in Rio Paralympics will also include the participants from China who have won the most Gold medals in the previous edition. Besides China, Russia and Great Britain are also among the top performing nations in the Paralympics history.