North Korea Debuts at the Paralympic Games


North Korea has sent an athlete for the first time at the London Paralympic Games. (Photo: Scazon/Wikimedia Commons)

The 2012 Paralympic Games kick off Wednesday in London.

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Fifteen countries are represented at the games for the first time, including North Korea that sent one swimmer to London.

Critics, however, say North Korea does not treat disabled people well and should not be allowed at the Paralympic Games.