Move over Usain Bolt and Katie Ledecky, the real heroes of sport have arrived. The world’s best disabled athletes compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, but before all the fun prepare to be spoiled by the opening ceremony on Sept 7 at 4:30pm EST. Watch all the action live right here!
Just like the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Paralympics is taking place at the famed Maracana stadium. It should be packed to the rafters for the beginning of this one, which we will be surely treated to some incredible visuals and the usual parade of nations.
These guys and girls will be going for gold, in what should be a series of fiercely contested events from Sept. 7 till Sept. 18. Expect it to be just as nail-biting, gripping and a few stories that’ll really pull at the heartstrings too.
As with the Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony, the actual event details are shroud in secrecy. No one knows what’s going on! But what we do know is that Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has created a huge installation that’ll be the centerpiece for the Paralympics opening ceremony.
Brazilian stylist Ronaldo Fraga and artist Guto Lacaz have also been touted to be included in the event, as is American snowboardcross bronze medalist Amy Purdy. The former DWTS star is said to be performing in a dance routine at the Maracana, which we just can’t wait to see. It should be something very special.
Brazilian musicians Teresa Cristina, Diogo Nogueira, Moncarco, Xande de Pilares, Hamilton Holanda and Pretinho da Serrinha are expected to take part as a Brazilian supergroup of sorts, as well, that should be a treat to the ears.
HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to the Rio 2016 Paralympics? How do you think the US athletes will do? Tell us below!