Asian Para Games
The 16th Asian Games in the Guangdong provincial capital Guangzhou presented audiences with a magnificent sporting feast. Now Asian people's attention will once again be on the booming(繁荣的) Pearl River city as the Asian Para Games began on Sunday.
The Guangzhou Asian Para Games is the second major(重要的) sports event for disabled athletes in China after the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.
The Asian Para Games was previously known as the Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled (FESPIC). In 2006, the Asian Paralympic Committee was set up(成立) to push forward the development of sports for disabled people in Asia and help boost(推进) their social status. The same year, the committee decided to change the FESPIC into an event for disabled athletes in Asia and chose Guangzhou as the host for its first games.
Ever since(从那时到现在), the millennium-old port has been carrying Asian disabled people's sporting dreams under the slogan "we cheer, we share, we win".
Guangzhou has been striving(努力,奋斗) to develop the regional(区域性的) Asian Para Games into a grand event which all people can enjoy. The gathering of disabled athletes and non-disabled people from across Asia in Guangzhou, where they can cheer together and extend mutual(共有的) blessings, will be a fitting realization of "Spirit in Motion", the original concept of the Paralympics.
The Guangzhou Asian Para Games is also devoted to(专心于) driving home the idea that disabled people and non-disabled people are equally(平等的) privileged both in sports and in social life. Everyone should share the joy, friendship, dreams and success that sport can provide.
The Guangzhou Asian Para Games will be an important stage(舞台) for the athletes to display "self-esteem, self-confidence, self-striving and self-reliance". In such an event there are no losers and all participants（参与者）are winners.