2012 Paralympics: What to know

POSTED: 4:23 PM PDT September 4, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT September 4, 2012 

The 2012 Paralympic Games kicked off last week in London and are expected to be the largest and most commercially successful Paralympics ever. Find out more about the history, venues, events and extraordinary athletes.

Oscar Pistorius
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One of the unofficial faces of the Paralympic Games, Oscar Pistorius is a South African sprinter. He is the world record holder for T44 in the 100, 200 and 400 meter events.

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