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London Paralympics opens with a "big bang"

08-30-2012 08:28 BJT Special Report:2012 Paralympic Games |

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The Paralympics opening ceremony has kicked off with display of dancing and a "big bang" on Wednesday night.

Physicist Stephen Hawking opened the event, speaking of the quest for understanding the universe. About 80,000 speculators watched the ceremony entitled Enlightenment. The show included 73 deaf and disabled professional performers and 68 disabled people among its 3,250 volunteers.

Over the next 11 days, 4,200 athletes from 164 nations will compete in 20 sports. 2.4 million of the available 2.5 million tickets have been sold, while the remaining 100,000 will be released in batches of 10,000 each day.

Paralympic Games     (Total votes:Loading
1.Are you going to keep a close eye on the Paralympics as much as the Olympics?
A. Yes
B. No
C. It depends.
2.Which aspect do you pay most attention to at the Paralympics?
A. Results of the Games
B. Spirit of the Games
C. Courage that athlets show at the Games

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The delegation of China enters the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 14th
Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium in London, Britain, Aug. 29, 2012.
(Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

The delegation of Britain enters the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 14th
Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium in London, Britain, Aug. 29, 2012.
(Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Scientist Stephen Hawking sits in the wheel chair during
the opening ceremony of the 14th Paralympics at the
Olympic Stadium in London, Britain, Aug. 29, 2012.
(Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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