Watch The 2012 London Summer Paralympics Live Now On YouTube

Have you been feeling as though something is missing in your life since the Olympics ended?  Well, the 2012 London Summer Paralympics kicked off on Wednesday so over the long weekend you can get back into the swing of international competition.  Not sure where to watch?  Lucky for you, YouTube is streaming the Paralympics Games live.

Tommy O’Hare, Sports Content Manager at YouTube, writes, “Whether your favorite sport is powerlifting, sitting volleyball or wheelchair basketball, you can catch all the action on the International Paralympic Committee’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/paralympicsporttv.  The channel will feature 500 hours of live competitions accompanied by a real-time commenting feature for viewers in the United States and Canada.  Additionally, others around the world have access to over 1000 hours of on-demand catch-up footage of current and previous games, interviews with Paralympic athletes and other behind-the-scenes footage.”

When you head over to the Paralympic Committee’s channel on YouTube you’ll be able to browse a selection of events that are ‘Live now’ or watch ‘Completed’ events.  One of the most anticipated events will be “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius’ 100 meter race against John Peacock and Jerome Singleton on September 6.  Earlier this month, Pistorius became the first double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics.

Check out Wednesday night’s Opening Ceremony below or head over to YouTube to see what’s happening live at the Paralympics right now.

Image via euronews.com

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.

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