I am really enjoying the London Paralympics.
I like the atmosphere created by the ABC’s coverage of the Games. I am very impressed by the quality of the official Paralympic Games website.
The Conversation has a section dedicated to the Games.
Overnight I read Senator Kate Lundy’s blog post about Capturing Paralympic History. Senator Lundy is the Australian Federal Minister of Sport.
Kate linked to the Wikipedia information page about the History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia and the National Library of Australia’s Oral History Project.
One of the HOPAU Wikipedians, Greg Blood, is updating the following pages during the Games:
- Australia_at_the_2012_Summer_Paralympics (adding medallists and number of medallists per sport at the end of each day).
- Australian Paralympians’ pages (updating their Medal Records each day and adding categories such as Paralympic gold medallists for Australia).
Laura Hale is working very hard as a Wikinews reporter at the Games. She has produced a large number of posts including Did You Know? insights. Her most recent post is an interview with Trischa Zorn, the most decorated Paralympian of all time (55 medals, 46 of them gold, earned between 1980 and 2004).
I am keen to read Stella Young’s views of the Games. Her first post concludes with her observation that “I’m here in London for a couple of weeks and I’m looking forward to really immersing myself in London life while I bring you some news from the Paralympics. So far, it’s rather agreeing with me!”
I hope to read more of John Kessel’s posts too. This morning I received an alert to his Missing John Armuth post. I thought it was beautifully written and moving.
Opening Ceremony (Laura Hale)