Are you ready for more Rio?
The Paralympic Games, an international competition for athletes with disabilities, will kick off Wednesday and run through Sept. 18 in Brazil. More than 4,300 athletes from 160 countries will compete in 528 medal events, and though it might be smaller than the Olympics, it's just as exciting. You certainly don't want to miss out on your chance to see 23 sports over 11 days, so figure out your viewing schedule now.
NBC and NBCSN are set to televise 66 hours of coverage of the Paralympics, starting Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony. The sports themselves will take over your screen starting at 2:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN, according to a news release from the company. From then on, Paralympic programming will be shown from 1-5 a.m., 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. EDT.
The only sports NBC will show in the United States are wheelchair rugby and men's sitting volleyball. Check out a more detailed schedule here.
You can also live stream the Paralympics on the Team USA website. In addition to showing the events live, the site will also broadcast a highlights show twice daily. Check out the full watch guide here.
If you're in another country, check this list here to find out how to watch the Paralympic Games.
It'll be well worth your time to tune into the Paralympics, especially with sports like goalball and murderball, CNN reported. Athletes to watch include Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias, who went to both Beijing and London, Australian shooter Libby Kosmala, who is 74 years old, and American racer Tatyana McFadden, who is also a cross-country skier, according to BBC News.
"These are going to be the people's Games. You can't come to a more passionate people for sport," Agence France-Presse reported Philip Craven, the president of the International Paralympic Committee, said at a news conference Wednesday. "All I saw were happy athletes in the Village."