The Paralympics Have Gripped Britain


Britain's Caroline MacLean (L) passes the ball over Australia's Kylie Gauci during their Wheelchair Basketball women's preliminary match at the London 2012 Paralympic Games August 31, 2012. The London Paralympics is hosting the biggest number of athletes since its inception in 1960 at the Rome Games, with 4,280 competitors representing 164 nations compared to 400 participants from 23 countries in the Italian capital.REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BASKETBALL)



There was some concern among us Brits here in London that when the Olympics were over, the Paralympics would be an anti-climax. We shouldn't have worried.