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Watch more of Paralympics on TV than before when Games go to Sochi and Rio de Janeiro
In what will be a significant move in the field of sports, the Paralympics when they reach Rio de Janeiro, will receive a tremendous amount of TV coverage. In Sept. 2016, NBC and NBCSN will show 66 hours of coverage from the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an increase of 60.5 hours from the coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The 2016 Games are set to be the biggest yet with more than 4,300 athletes competing in 22 sports, and aim to build on the success of London 2012 which were broadcast to a global cumulated audience of 3.8 billion in 115 countries.
In closing, these moves should expand the range and breath of the entire Olympic Games. Many people complain that TV coverage is not wide enough to include the Paralympics during the international Olympic game events. By expanding the level of coverage to these numbers, it will act to expand the full spectrum of Olympic competitors during these events. For para-Olympians, this wider range of TV coverage will act to ensure that they are included during these Games, and others that follow. Expanding television coverage for all the Olympians that will be competing, will undoubtedly raise the attention of many, and hope to build a new generation of Olympians.
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