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Old 2012-08-27, 20:29   #1
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With a couple of days to go to the opening ceremony, the paralympics is not surprisingly getting alot of coverage already in the UK, and it will get louder. (the BBC didn't get the television broadcasting rights so they're not getting blanket coverage through all their channels like they did for the olympics, but its still a big deal with hundreds of hours of live coverage from Channel 4).

What's the coverage like outside the host country? Wikipedia tells me that NBC are going to do four or five hours in total, which seems rather extreme in the other direction.

I'm curious to know what other countries are doing, and indeed if 'ordinary people' care...
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Old 2012-08-27, 20:32   #2
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Full coverage via francetv.fr, without host...and a 'recap' on tv the evening. but maybe only accesssible from france
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Old 2012-08-27, 22:07   #3
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Pretty good coverage in my area.
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Old 2012-08-28, 00:06   #4
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I would like to see Jessica Ennis on some carbon-fibre spring legs.

(Or whatever)
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Old 2012-08-29, 10:55   #5
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So the casual viewer will get to see some stuff, but not wall-to-wall like the Olympics. That sounds reasonable.
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Old 2012-08-29, 19:11   #6
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What puts me off is the coefficient of spasticity needed to qualify for some category of event.

Cricket for the blind?
Now I've heard it all.

No wonder Andrew Strauss has announced his retirement from the game.

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Old 2012-09-03, 21:21   #7
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Cricket for the blind? Now I've heard it all.

David
There's also soccer for the blind, they use a special ball that makes noise when it rolls. One of the quietest competitive soccer games you'll see in your life, by necessity.

It's even got it's own fan-base, apparently.
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