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Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 August 2012

James Coomarasamy presents a special programme from the Paralympic Games opening ceremony.

He is joined by athletes, coaches and commentators to discuss the issues surrounding the Games.

He looks at the technology behind the competition, the controversies of drug testing and doping, and the language of reporting the Paralympics. To what extent is the Paralympic movement raising awareness of people with disabilities?

(Image: An artist performing in the air during the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. Credit: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett)

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