We are so proud to have one of our stellar athletes competing in the Paralympic Games in Rio. Here is everything you need to know about watching Alexa compete:
1. The Paralympics will run from September 7th- September 18
2. There will be two outlets to watch the games. If her race is not on NBC Sports, you will be able to watch on Paralympics.Org
There will be over 60 hours of Paralympic programming running on NBC Sports. According to Paralympics.org, you will be able to also watch many of the events on www.Paralympics.Org. “Craig Spence, the IPC’s Director of Media and Communications, said: ‘We’re really excited that during Rio 2016 we will be live streaming 72 hours of sport each day across 15 channels. It will mean that fans from around the world can either watch the Games on TV or on Paralympic.org. We’re really excited to be working with Dailymotion for the first time, to use their publisher network and bring the Paralympic Games to new audiences.'”
You can read the full article regarding the coverage here: https://www.paralympic.org/news/ipc-selects-dailymotion-live-stream-680-hours-rio-2016-paralympics
3. Race Schedule:
Opening Ceremony – Wed 7 Sept 6:00Rio/ 5:00pm EST- Watch for Alexa with Team USA!
PreLim: Fri 9 Sept 8:10pmRio/ 7:10pm EST
Final: Sat 10 Sept 6:05pm Rio/ 5:05pm EST
PreLim: Tues 13 Sept 12:25pm Rio/ 11:25am EST
Final: Wed 14 Sept 6:00pm Rio/ 5:00pm EST
PreLim: Thurs 15 Sept 12:05pm Rio/ 11:05am EST
Final: Fri 16 Sept 6:10pm Rio/ 5:10pm EST
4. Other things to keep in mind
-Please know that the schedule could change depending on final athlete count – and there is a chance that there could be no preliminary race.
-Always tune in 15 min early just in case.
-Rio is one hour ahead of EST (Eastern Standard Time).
-All races will be marked as Women’s T34.
-Victory Ceremonies will be held about 30-40 min after final race.
Questions? Contact Marielle Rando at Marielle@Sportable.org