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Paralympic Games


The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle ...

Paralympics History - History of the Paralympic Movement


Paralympics history begins in Rome, Italy in 1960 where the first Paralympic Games were held. The Games are now the 2nd biggest sporting event in the world.

History of the Paralympics | Medal Quest | PBS


What are the Paralympic games? A brief history of the olympic games for athletes with disability.

History of the Paralympic Games and the Great Britain Paralympic ...


Today the Paralympic Games is the biggest multi-sport event for disabled athletes in the world. Participation spans 160 countries and covers six classification ...

Paralympics - Infoplease


The Paralympics are the second-largest sports competition in the world, after the Olympics; the 2016 Summer Games will include about 4,350 athletes from 176 ...

Paralympic Games: Information, News & Events - Disabled World


The Paralympic Games are multi-sport disability events for athletes with physical mental and sensorial disabilities.

Paralympic Games - Olympics


In the same year, the first Paralympic Winter Games took place in Sweden. The Paralympic Games have always been held in the same year as the Olympic ...

History of the Paralympics - Deloitte Parasport


The origins of the Paralympic Games can be traced back to the end of World War II. In 1944 the British government asked Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a newly ...

CBBC Newsround | PARALYMPICS | History


History The idea for the Paralympics was born in 1948 when a sports competition for people who had injured their spines while fighting in the Second World War ...

BBC SPORT | Other sport... | Paralympics | History of the Paralympics


Jul 6, 2004 ... The Paralympics have come a long way from its humble beginnings as a rehabilitation programme for British war veterans with spinal injuries.

2016 Rio Paralympics
The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games will be the fifteenth Paralympics and will take place between 7 and 18 September. They will be held in Rio, Brazil.
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Rome 1960 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay


Official website of the Rome 1960 Paralympic Games in Italy, 18-25 September 1960. ... Paralympics history, paralympics opening ceremony Opening ...

History of the Games | Paralympic Education Program


A place where kids can explore the Paralympic world. The Games · Sports · Homework ... Paralympic Summer Games History. 1960 – Rome, Italy. 400 athletes ...

Games History | British Paralympic Association


The Games has expanded beyond recognition from the early days of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s and, in all likelihood, surpassed even the wildest aspirations ...