Blood, sweat, tears and often a dose of technology: America's Paralympics athletes have stories to tell, with the endings being written in London. WGBH's Medal Quest is in London covering the games, which start on Aug. 29 when the U.S. team enters the stadium behind discus-thrower Scott Danberg. Follow the action with their blogs and videos.
From executive producer Judith Vecchione's Aug. 29 blog entry:
I can see the pace picking up lots here, with signs everywhere in the streets and smiles all around London. The city and the country really embrace the Paralympics: folks tell me they see the Olympics and Paralympics as one big Games over 6 weeks, just with a short rest in the middle. The clerk in a store I was in today saw my Paralympics tag and volunteered, "I have tickets for wheelchair basketball, swimming AND athletics," which is what they call track and field. She was totally pumped.