Long regarded as secondary to the Olympic Games, the Paralympics have reached new levels of esteem at London 2012.
Hint: Think red, white and blue
Now that gymnastics bars competitors under 16, diving, where competitors can be as young as 14, is where the youngest stars, like Carolina Mendoza, just 15 years old, are to be found
This is where every girl who wants to be an elite American gymnast must come, at some point in her career, to pay tithings in the form of blood, sweat and often tears, to coach Martha Karolyi
The Islamic holiday of Ramadan, which requires no food or drink pass a person’s lips from sun up to sundown, will present challenges for the 3500 Muslim athletes