Paralympic Games kick off in Rio with samba and political protest

Paralympic Games kick off in Rio with samba and political protest

Rio de Janeiro opened the Paralympic Games on Wednesday with samba, parading wheelchairs, giant balloons — and loud booing of Brazil’s president — at a sold-out Maracana stadium. The extraordinary sight of US Paralympian Aaron Wheelz jumping in his wheelchair from a 55-foot (17-meter) ramp got the crowd on its feet. Then the joyous rhythms […]