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Just in case you didnt know, the Paralympic Games also take place this summer in Rio de Janeiro. Puma Leadcat Fenty Noir .Most people are either unfamiliar with the Paralympics, or they confuse it with the Special Olympics. This isnt entirely their fault, as theres been limited broadcasting of the Games in past years. But the truth of the matter is, few people have actually watched the Paralympics -- and fewer understand what it is.The Games, which begin Wednesday, feature all the high intensity competition that the Olympics bring and more.So before you flip past the Paralympics as you look for something to watch over the next two weeks, let us educate you on on a few facts that will definitely halt your channel-changing finger.It has all of the Olympic wonderfulnessThe Paralympics do not just sound like Olympics, they are their own Olympics.The Games are held in conjunction with the Olympic Games every four years. For every Summer and Winter Games, there is also a Paralympics held in that country. There was a Sochi 2014 Paralympics, a London 2012 Paralympics, a Vancouver 2010 Paralympics and so on. Every Paralympics is held in the weeks following the Olympic Games.Paralympians compete in the same venues as the Olympians. They also have their own opening and closing ceremonies filled with performances, guest appearances (Queen Elizabeth II made an appearance during the London 2012 Games) and countless extraordinary sights.Most importantly, this years Games will have television coverage that is similar to the Olympic television coverage, a first for the Paralympics. NBC will show 66 hours of the Games, a 60.5-hour increase over the coverage that was given to the London 2012 Paralympics. This is one of the first times American sports fans will be able to tune into lengthy coverage of the Games.This year is also the first year the Paralympics will feature paracanoe and paratriathlon and will be the first time a Latin American or South American city has hosted the Games.Its not the Special OlympicsThe Paralympics and the Special Olympics are not the same. They are two separate competitions with two separate qualification processes. The Special Olympics has voluntary participation. Anyone above the age of 8 years old with an intellectual disability can compete in the Special Olympics, regardless of whether that person also has other mental or physical disabilities.In contrast, the Paralympics is only for people who have one of the 10 eligible impairments that include visual impairment, amputations and cerebral palsy. To prevent competition where the least impaired athlete always wins, athletes are separated into classes based on the limitations of their impairment.Paralympians spend years training and competing in qualifying competitions to make it to the Paralympics.You can binge-watch past Games onlineUp until 2013, when NBC acquired rights to broadcast the Games, one of the only ways to watch the Paralympics in the United States was online. People will be able to watch the Rio Games on the NBC networks, but past Games are still available online.Fans can watch decades of Paralympics coverage all in one place on YouTube.You will be inspiredThis summers Paralympics will feature more than 4,300 athletes competing in 22 sports, making this Games the largest to date.Among the Paralympians is U.S. Army Sgt. and paraswimmer Elizabeth Marks, who recently accepted the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2016 ESPY Awards. Marks suffered debilitating hip injuries in Iraq in 2010 that left her with no feeling in her left leg. She will be competing in her first Paralympics this summer.Paratriathlete Allysa Seely, who was featured in the 2016 Body Issue, will compete in the first-ever paratriathalon. Seely had her leg amputated after being diagnosed with Chiari II malformation, basilar invagination and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.Britains Paralympians introduced themselves to the world by posting a music video online. Their three-minute video features various Paralympics showing off their talents and is appropriately titled Were the Superhumans.This is just a portion of the talent and stories of triumph that will be showcased at this years Games. If there is no other reason to watch, the athletes stories are reason enough. Puma Fenty Bow Pas Cher . -- Its been a long road back for Sean Bergenheim. Puma Suede Classic Femme Noir .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. Leicestershire 207 for 3 (Pettini 76, Delport 68) beat Lancashire 198 for 4 (Petersen 103*) by nine runsScorecard Leicestershires record T20 score at Grace Road proved only just enough to beat Lancashire Lightning, despite Alviro Petersens superb unbeaten century for the champions.So the holders, Lancashire, are eliminated, leaving their director of cricket, Ashley Giles, to bemoan: We almost got there thanks to a brilliant century from Alviro, but we were always behind the eight ball, and most of it was our own doing.Were out of the competition now, and its not just down to this game, we havent got it right in a lot of games. When you dont string two wins together, youre always going to struggle to qualify.Weve consistently lost our way in games. Their score was above par, and that Alviro played so well, and it still wasnt enough, is a pretty big indication they got too much.Leicestershires total, after being put in by Lancashire, was built on a brutal partnership of 140 between Pettini and Delport for the second wicket, compiled in just 12.1 overs.Mark Cosgrove had gone early, chipping a simple catch to Jordan Clark at mid-on off the bowling of former Leicestershire seamer Nathan Buck, but the South African Delport, whose form had been inconsistent since he joined the Foxes for the second half of the T20 season, quickly showed he was determined to make an impression in Leicestershires final home group game.George Edwards was the first to suffer, with the last two balls of his first over hit high over wide mid-wicket and then long-on. Jordan Clark, dropping short, was pullled high over square leg and across Milligan Road. Leadcat Fenty Pas Cher. Pettini, wristier and rather less elegant , was nonetheless almost as effective, depositing Stephen Parrys left-arm spin into the Bennett End car park, one of four sixes hit by the former Essex batsman. Delport had hit six maximums in going to 68 off just 35 balls when he top-edged the 36th high to extra cover off Edwards.Pettini followed, leg before to Clark for 76 from 51 balls, but Farhaan Behardien and Lewis Hill ensured Leicestershire reached their record T20 score at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road.Lancashire quickly lost Luis Reece, bowled hitting across the line at Richard Jones, and when they lost Karl Brown, who sliced off-spinner Rob Sayers first ball high to long-off, and then Liam Livingstone, who nicked a Jones out-swinger to wicket-keeper Hill to leave them on 59 for 3, it looked as though the chase might peter out quickly.Petersen, however, found solid support from captain Steven Croft, and though always slightly behind the required rate, the pair kept Lightning in the hunt in compiling a partnership of 66.Croft smeared a Sayer full toss to midwicket, and Leicestershire seamer Clint McKay - who bowls the best slower ball in T20 cricket, conceded just ten runs from his final two overs, the 17th and 19th of the Lancashire innings, leaving Petersen just too much to do, though he hit the final ball of the innings for four to go his century, his first in T20 cricket. 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