The Rio Olympics and Paralympic Sailing
Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were challenges–politically, environmentally, and economically. Prior to the Games, Doomsday predictions were presented nightly on network news shows worldwide. Fortunately those predictions were incorrect. As it turned out, both events were great successes, due to the hard work of the Brazilian people.
Tom Duggan, who grew up in Scituate, was an official at both events. His sport is sailing. His role was as the Race Officer for the Laser and Laser Radial Class at the Olympic Games–and the Principle Race Officer for the Paralympic Games. Tom has collected some video, cool photographs, and some stories–not just about sailing, but about the logistics of such a massive undertaking–and how the Brazilians pulled it off.
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