An interesting article in The Times discusses Chinese athletes attending this year's Paralympics World Cup in Manchester. The article notes that this is the first time China has sent a complete team, this year composing of 50 athletes competing in each of the 4 sports. It also talks about China's overwhelming dominance in Athens 2004 and their predicted dominance this time around.
The Paralympics, which will take place 2 weeks after the Olympics in September will be a great opportunity for those who couldn't get tickets to take a peak inside all those beautiful venues, especially the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. For anyone interested, tickets are supposed to go on sale this Sunday.