A few days have now passed since I attended the closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio – a spectacular show with more than 80,000 spectators. The ceremony concluded two weeks that have been very special for me. It has been an incredible experience to follow the Danish athletes at the competition venues in Rio. Witnessing the Danish athletes’ efforts has – once again – left me with the utmost and deepest respect for their dedication and passion.

Denmark won seven medals in total: one gold, two silver, and four bronze. Besides the medalists, other Danish athletes were very close but didn’t make it to the podium because of the fierce competition. The results of the Danish team are, however, extremely satisfactory, and this is a promising offset for the future.

Spectator wise the Rio games have been a success, too, with more than two million spectator tickets sold.

I have had the pleasure of talking to most of the Danish athletes and many of the staff members that have been part of the team in Rio. Many of these talks have been posted as film clips on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dan.boyter) or my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dan_boyter/), because it is important for me to show all of you back home a glimpse of this magnificent world – a world so full of extraordinary people who challenge the limits of human accomplishment on a daily basis.

The Paralympic Games open our eyes and minds to what people can achieve by talent and determination, and I can truly concur with Lord Sebastion Coe’s words, when he said after London 2012 that: “In this country we will never think of sport the same way and we will never think of disability the same way.”

Changing the way we think of disability is also key to Pressalit Care, even though the stage is set in a different environment. We want to change “Impossible” to “I’m possible” by providing accessibility and independent living for people with limited ability.

The Paralympic flame has now been extinguished, and the flag with the three swooshes has been passed on to Tokyo – the host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I can’t help thinking ahead to 2020, where many more amazing accomplishments are expected.

I want to thank everyone who has followed my posts from the games on Facebook or Instagram. If you missed some of the pictures or film posts from Rio they can still be found there.

– Dan