Emergency meetings were held today between the Brazilian Government, the Mayor of Rio and representatives of the International Paralympic Committee in regards to $7 million in funding that should have been distributed last month to countries to help their teams attend the the Paralympics.
Apparently they are short cash, but can’t get any more until the Rio organizing committee opens their books.
Assuming the Paralympics get off the ground (and Rio doesn’t disappear into a sinkhole of green water or anything) I strongly recommend catching some of the Wheelchair Rugby (aka Murderball) games. Mr Ivriniel and I went to see Wheelchair Rugby during the Para PanAms last year and it was a blast. We plan to go watch again when the Invictus games come to town.