NBC will broadcast over 70 hours of coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©Getty Images

Carolyn Manno will lead NBC’s coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the American broadcaster has announced.

Manno will return for her second assignment in covering the Games, having done so four-years ago at London 2012.

NBC Olympics will present over 70 hours of coverage during the Rio 2016 across NBC, NBCSN, and their NBC Sports app.

A total of 13 commentators, analysts and reporters will support Manno throughout the duration of the Games, which are due to take place from September 7 to 18.

Todd Harris, Jason Knapp and Steve Schlanger are due to provide commentary on athletics, swimming and wheelchair basketball respectively for the second Paralympic Games in a row.

Ed Cohen has been chosen to commentate on the wheelchair rugby at the Games.

The announcers will be assisted by three former Paralympians, who are due to make their debut as analyst.

Three-time Paralympic swimming gold medallist Justin Zook will work with Knapp, and Katy Sullivan will provide insight on athletics action.

Two-time wheelchair basketball Paralympic medallist Paul Schulte is also due to make his debut.

Tatyana McFadden is a leading US star set to compete at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images
Tatyana McFadden is a leading US star set to compete at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

Thirteen-time Paralympic medallist Chris Waddell, Gary Pate and two-time Olympian Kevin Barnett have also been chosen to provide analysis.

Paralympic snowboard medallist Amy Purdy, Heather Cox and Lewis Johnson will serve as reporters throughout the Games.

It was announced yesterday that up to 10 countries may not be able to attend the Paralympic Games regardless of whether grants are paid by organisers due to financial problems experienced by Rio 2016. 

The Deodoro Olympic Park has been "closed and dismantled", meaning that equestrian, football 7-a-side and shooting will now work as three standalone venues with dedicated transport hubs.

Wheelchair fencing competition will now take place here at the Barra Olympic Park after being originally scheduled for Deodoro.

Venue capacity is also expected to be cut, with only 12 per cent of tickets sold so far.

Cuts include a downsizing of the Rio 2016 workforce for the Paralympics, changes to the transport services offered to all clients, the closure of "a number" of venue media centres and a full review of the back-of-house spaces at all venues.