Paralympic Games Begin in Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro is home for the next 11 days to thousands of athletes competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games. The Paralympics are an international sporting event for athletes with physical or intellectual impairments.
The 4,300 athletes come from more than 160 countries.
As the opening ceremony took place Wednesday night, event organizers were dealing with budget concerns. They blame slow ticket and sponsorship sales.
The president of the International Paralympic Committee told the Associated Press, "This is the worst situation that we've ever found ourselves in at the Paralympic movement."
Organizers are hoping to sell more than 2 million tickets to the sporting events. A total of 2.5 million tickets are available.
In Britain, Prince Harry is helping them reach that goal. He provided a personal donation to the hashtag Fill the Seats movement. It is seeking to raise ticket money so that 10,000 Brazilian children can attend the Games. Hashtag Fill the Seats was started by Greg Nugent, who served as a marketing director for the London 2012 Games.
Nugent told The Canadian Press in August, "the idea that the seats in Rio might be empty saddened me, so instead of moaning, I thought we should try and do something about it."
The hashtag Fill the Seats movement announced earlier this week that it had raised a little more than $200,000. That is about two-thirds of its goal amount of $300,000.
Prince Harry and the hashtag Fill the Seats movement trended on social media.
One Twitter user called Prince Harry's act inspiring.
Another tweeted, "If we didn't like Prince Harry enough already..."
In 2014, Prince Harry established the Invictus Games, a competition for wounded British service members.
Earlier this week, he tweeted good luck to all the Invictus athletes getting ready for the Rio Paralympic Games.
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2.opening ceremony 开幕式
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3.took place 发生
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4.personal donation 个人捐赠
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2.A total of 2.5 million tickets are available.
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未来11天，里约将成为2016年参加残奥会的上千名运动健儿的家园 。残奥会是专为身体或智力有缺陷的运动员而举办的国际体育赛事 。
当周三晚间的开幕式开始时，活动组织方还在为预算问题发愁 。他们将此归咎于门票和赞助商销售 。
英国的哈里王子正帮助里约实现这一目标 。他以个人名义为“填座运动”捐款 。该运动旨在为残奥会募集门票资金，以便1万名巴西儿童入场观看此次盛会 。“填座运动”由担任2012年伦敦奥运会的营销总监格雷格·纽金特（Greg Nugent）发起 。