2016 Summer Paralympics
The Official Paralympic emblem/logo was launched on 26 November 2011.
|Host city||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Motto||A new world
(Portuguese: Um mundo novo)
|Nations participating||175 (estimated)|
|Opening ceremony||7 September|
|Closing ceremony||18 September|
|Paralympic stadium||Maracanã Stadium|
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The 2016 Summer Paralympics (Brazilian Portuguese: Jogos Paralímpicos de Verão de 2016), the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games, are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016, making them the first Summer Paralympics to be held during the host city's wintertime. This will mark the first time a Latin American and South American city hosts the event, the second Southern Hemisphere city and nation, the first one being the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, and also the first time a Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country hosts the event. These Games will see the introduction of two new sports to the Paralympic program; canoeing and the paratriathlon.
- 1 Bidding process
- 2 Development and preparation
- 3 Marketing
- 4 The Games
- 5 Schedule
- 6 Broadcasting
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
As part of a formal agreement between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee first established in 2001, the winner of the bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics was also to host the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Following the third and final round of voting at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen on 2 October 2009, the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were awarded to Rio de Janeiro.
|2016 Summer Olympics bidding results|
|City||NOC||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||26||46||66|
Development and preparation
The 2007 Pan American Games and Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro marked the first time that the Pan Am Games and Parapan Am Games were hosted as parallel events in the same host city; Rio's organization of the two events helped provide the city with experience in hosting multi-sport events, and Paralympic sporting events. Andrew Parsons, president of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee, remarked that the organizing teams responsible for the Olympics and Paralympics were maintaining a good relationship and "speaking the same language" in relation to their organizational duties. Parsons praised how well-organized the 2012 Summer Paralympics were, and felt that his team had learned lessons from London that could be applied in Rio.
As in past years, the 2016 Summer Paralympics will share most of its venues with the Olympics. Barra da Tijuca will host most of the venues of the Games; the rest will be located in Copacabana Beach, Maracanã and Deodoro; Barra da Tijuca will also house the Olympic Village.
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium – swimming
- Olympic Hockey Stadium – 5-aside and 7-a-side football
- Olympic Tennis Stadium – wheelchair tennis
- Olympic Training Centre – goalball, judo, wheelchair basketball
- Riocentro – boccia, powerlifting, table tennis
- Rio Olympic Arena – wheelchair Rugby
- National Shooting Centre – shooting
- Fencing Arena – wheelchair fencing
- National Equestrian Centre – equestrian
- Maracanã Stadium – opening and closing ceremonies
- Nilton Santos Stadium – athletics
- Maracanãzinho – sitting volleyball
- Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí – archery
- Copacabana Beach – triathlon
- Flamengo Park – cycling and marathon
- Marina da Glória – sailing
- Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas – canoeing and rowing
One city will be selected in each of the five Regions of Brazil – Belém at the North, Natal in the Northeast, Brasília,as federal capital and for the Center-West, São Paulo in the Southeast and Joinville in the South – and each city will have its own relay that will end with a special Paralympic cauldron being lit. Meanwhile,for the first time for the Summer Games, the heritage flame will be lit in Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom, and then all six flames will be sent to Rio, where they will combine to form the Paralympic flame on the late afternoon/early night of 5 September.
This will be carried around Rio over 48 hours before the opening ceremonies (6 and 7 September), ending with the lighting of the Paralympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Games at the Maracanã Stadium.
The official mascots of the 2016 Summer Paralympics and Olympics were unveiled on 24 November 2014, with their respective names, Tom and Vinicius, chosen via a public vote whose results were announced on 14 December 2015. Named after Brazilian musician Tom Jobim, the Paralympic mascot represents Brazilian flora and "is always growing and overcoming obstacles." The mascots' fictional backstories state that they were both born from the joy of Brazilians after it was announced that Rio would host the Games. Brand director Beth Lula stated that the mascots are intended to reflect the diversity of Brazil's culture and people.
The following National Paralympic Committees are scheduled to send athletes to the Games having earned qualifying places.
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Event finals||CC||Closing ceremony|
Following criticism of its minimal coverage of past Paralympics (in London, it broadcast only five-and-a-half hours of highlights), NBC acquired the rights to the 2014 and 2016 Paralympics in September 2013. NBC has planned more extensive coverage for both games, initially announcing that NBC and NBCSN would carry at least 66 hours of coverage from Rio.
In Australia, Seven Network will hold broadcast rights to these Paralympics, complimenting a new long-term rights deal for the Olympics. Seven plans to broadcast 14 hours per-day of coverage on television.
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