I get questions about the Paralympics a lot. Even more so, I find myself in a situation where somebody I’m engaged in conversation with has no real idea what the Paralympics are. When I was at the World Championships earlier this month, I was reminded how much further along European cultures are with their understanding and general market support of the Paralympics. Did you know you can play professional wheelchair basketball in Europe? Not only that but teams typically have roadies who follow them around from weekend to weekend to watch them in play.
With that that in mind, let’s start here: an article about 10 common misconceptions about the Paralympics.