Without too much fanfare in the West, the 2008 Beijing Paralympics has ended almost as fast as the main Olympics events had rushed onto the world stage. It’s hard to imagine that in a little over 1 month – the whole hoopla that is the Beijing Olympics has officially ended
By most accounts, the Paralympics – including the events, the organization, the public support, the coordination, and of course the performances – is as successful, if not more successful, than the main Olympics event. It has created an opportunity to reveal to the world a softer, gentler side of China. The Paralympics may also have started a quiet revolution in China where the rights and potentials of the handicapped and disabled are more respected and appreciated.
Below are a few pictures of the closing ceremony obtained from various sources. Enjoy!