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25 April 2015

Calling all athletes - what 5 words will you use?

In 5 words, describe why you're excited for Rio2016

Sunday, April 26th will mark 500 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympics begin. Rio 2016 will be historic as this will be the first time the Games have been held in South America, and they will also mark the twenty year anniversary of Wheelchair Rugby debuting as a Paralympic sport in Atlanta.


Our sport and the Paralympic movement have both come a long way since 1996, and there is no doubt that Rio 2016 will become legendary in its own right.


To mark 500 days to go, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced a unique social media campaign for athletes to celebrate 500 days to go.


The IPC and IWRF are encouraging athletes to tweet both @paralympic and @rio2016 their five words to describe why they are excited for Rio 2016 using the hashtag #500daystogo. The IPC will retweet the best ones, and would be grateful for any support you can provide by notifying your fellow athletes of this plan.


That's it plain and simple.... so on your mark, get set, tweet!