Wednesday, 29 August, 2012
Swiss athletes set to compete in biggest Paralympics ever
London’s Paralympics looks to be the largest in history, with 166 countries taking part and 2.4 million tickets (out of 2.5 million) sold. In Beijing, less than 200,000 tickets were purchased. Out of the 25 Swiss paralympians competing, the team is hoping for at least 11 medals. WRS’s Alex Helmick talks to Christoph Baer, from the Swiss delegation, who is in London:
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The opening ceremony for the games starts at 9:30 p.m.
Wheelchair athlete and 10,000-meters world champion Marcel Hug trains with the Swiss Paralympic Team. (KEYSTONE/Urs Flüeler)
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