Paralympics 2016: Opening Ceremony Live
Empty stadiums. Banned athletes. A backward step? It’s easy to be suspicious of how Rio 2016 will take to the Paralympics. But here in the UK we have a secret weapon to combat the cynicism: Channel 4.
Quite frankly, there aren’t many broadcasters in the world that would devote up to 19 hours a day to covering the Games, let alone do it with such cheek and character.
Clare Balding leads the line again, with a supporting cast including former sitting volleyball captain Martine Wright. Eleven years ago she lost both legs in the London 7/7 bombings, and if you had an ounce of doubt about the Paralympics, then listen to her.
“London 2012 for me proved that I was involved in that attack for a reason,” she told RT. “The first ever international I went to was on 7th July. Seven years after 7/7 I was in front of 70,000 people as a Paralympian. I believe seven is my lucky number now.”
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|Executive producer||Michael Cole|