Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 9/8/12
We are well into the second week of the 2012 Paralympics in London. Though the Paralympics are so named because they take place alongside, or parallel to, the Olympic Games, they don’t receive parallel media coverage. Which is a shame, because it means that many incredible moments are not seen by the majority of sports fans. Basic cable subscribers here in the States only get 5 hours and 30 minutes of Paralympic coverage: four one-hour highlight shows and one 90-minute recap show, all on the NBC Sports Network during dinner time. Eight-time medalist Tatyana McFadden celebrates her second gold medal of the London games. (AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRKGLYN) So, for example, you may not have seen any 5-a-side football matches. 5-a-side football is soccer without sight. Blind and visually impaired players compete on a short field, using a ball with a noise-making device. Here are the defending 5-a-side gold medalists from Brazil in action in a blowout win over Turkey: - This year’s Paralympic
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