The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Paralympics was on Wednesday August 29,2012 several weeks after the 2012 London Summer Olympics. The Paralympics is for athletes with physical disabilities such as amputations, blindness, and Cerebral Palsy.These events will last for eleven days. About 4000 athletes from 165 countries will be competing in various sporting events.
Having the Paralympics Games in London is very significant because it was where they began. It was in 1948 at the London Olympics when Ludwig Guttmann of the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England organized a competition for wheelchair athletes.They were called The Stoke Mandeville Games which are now known as the Paralympics. All of this came about after World War ll when there were many injured veterans and civilians. And sports was introduced as rehabilitation which led to recreational sports and finally to a competitive sport.
But does the Christian Olympics have a separate Olympics for Christians that have physical disabilities like the Paralympics or intellectual disabilities like the Special Olympics? Is there an opening and closing ceremony for the Christians that have physical or intellectual disabilities and another ceremony for those that have no physical or intellectual disabilities. Is there a separate reward ceremony for the blind, the lame, and the deaf ? According to 2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ ;that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” In. the Christian Olympics there is no separation between those with disabilities with those that have no disabilities. We will all appear at the closing and reward ceremonies at the same time. It is an all inclusive spiritual marathon race to the Finish Line.