2.1 million tickets have already been sold for the 2012 Paralympics in London, surpassing the previous record of 1.8 million sold at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, with three weeks to go before the start of this year's Paralympics. On top of the millions of people that will be attending the Paralympics, it is expected that millions more will be watching on TV.
It is possible that interest in this year's Paralympics has been fueled by the performance of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee who made the finals of the Men's 400 meters, in the Olympics. Pistorius will be back in the Paralympics to defend several of his titles from Beijing. The millions of tickets sold is truly historic and hopefully represents a global shift in focusing on the abilities of people over their disabilities.
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