Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vancouver Paralympics

The Vancouver Winter Paralympics are starting on Friday.  Like the abled-bodied Olympics, the Paralympics is the premier competition between the best athletes in winter sport.

The same venues are used.  Many of the same sports are played.  Some of the rules are modified.  They are classified between men, women, sitting, standing and visually impared.

NBC doesn't typically provide much coverage of the US Paralympic Team and I don't think the opening ceremonies are scheduled on network tv.  However, you can see all of the events live and on demand on Paralympic Sports TV.

The opening ceremonies begin at 18:00 PST, Friday, March 12.


Lynda said...


If you have access to satellite or internet TV, you may be able to see coverage of the opening ceremony and a sledge hockey game which will be broadcast by CTV in Canada on Saturday.

Altogether, CTV is broadcasting 27 hours of high-definition coverage in English and 30 hours in French.

And I don't care what anyone says, that sit-skiing looks like the most dangerous sport on the planet. Those guys are incredible.

Kathryn Ray said...

Yea, the mono-ski definately has that wow factor.

I love it when the kid-snowboarders stop and watch my husband ski. Almost always saying, "wow, check that out."

Thanks for the tip on CTV.