Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Trio Welcome in Rio ; PICK OF THE DAY THE LAST LEG: WELCOME TO RIO/ PARALYMPICS 2016 OPENING CEREMONY, Channel 4, 8pm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Trio Welcome in Rio ; PICK OF THE DAY THE LAST LEG: WELCOME TO RIO/ PARALYMPICS 2016 OPENING CEREMONY, Channel 4, 8pm

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LESS than three weeks after Team GB returned home from the Olympics with a cabinet-busting clutch of 67 medals, tonight sees the start of the 15th Summer Paralympic Games.

And after suffering three weeks of withdrawal symptoms, more sporting excitement is extremely welcome.

But the Paralympics has not been without its controversies. Poor tickets sales have overshadowed the build-up, and has even lead to a #filltheseats online campaign being launched in the UK.

And there are also financial cuts and a lack of volunteers, not to mention the banning of the Russian team for doping.

All which will no doubt be discussed by the Last Leg team, who begin the countdown for us with their own show.

This is comedy trio Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker going back to their roots of Paralympic punditry, in the first of 11 nightly shows from Rio. …

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