The 2016 Paralympic Games will host 4,386 athletes from 176 countries. The champions will battle for 528 gold medals in 23 sports competitions, taking place in 20 venues.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) confirmed that the Paralympic Games from Rio will be broadcasted live on TV, radio and online in more than 115 countries.
Until now, more than 1,5 million tickets were sold and the organizers to sell the rest at the Opening Ceremony.
The ceremony will take place on Wednesday at 18.15p.m. local time.
The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games is in its 15th edition and represents the largest and most important sports competition for disabled athletes. The first edition held in Latin America starts on September 7 and ends on September 18.
The first Summer Paralympic Games has held 56 years ago. Initially, only athletes in wheelchairs were allowed to participate in the competitions and in 1976, athletes with amputated legs and sight deficient were included.
The most decorated disabled athlete in the history of the Paralympic Games is the American swimmer Trischa Zorn. The 52-year was born blind and collected a total number of 55 medals, including 41 gold medals.
This year’s edition, hosted by Brazil faced major budget issues. The Russian team was not allowed to attend, due to their latest doping scandal.
According to BBC, Prince Harry made a donation through a humanitarian campaign meant to support Brazilian children eager to attend the Paralympic Games.
Before Prince Harry’s donation, the organizers announced they managed to raise $53,773.