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Major international sport event for people with disabilities

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Paralympic Games: Major international sport event for people with disabilities
The Paralympic Games or Paralympics are a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).


Dominic Cummings' call for 'weirdos' leads to hiring of adviser who compared women's sport to the Paralympics

Andrew Sabisky also said richer people are more intelligent and backed prescribing mind-enhancing drug โ€“ even at cost of 'a dead kid once a year'
Independent - Published

Two-time Paralympic champion Georgie Hermitage retires from athletics

Two-time Paralympic champion Georgie Hermitage says it is "heartbreaking" to have to retire from athletics because of injuries.
BBC News - Published

โ–ถ Videos for Paralympic Games

Tokyo organisers 'seriously worried' over spread of coronavirus [Video]Tokyo organisers 'seriously worried' over spread of coronavirus

International Paralympic Committee Spokesman is confident that all necessary measures will be taken ahead of the 2020 Games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:22Published

Lord Coe: I want athletes to have a voice [Video]Lord Coe: I want athletes to have a voice

Lord Coe, the man who led the delivery of arguably the greatest British sporting occasion of this or any other decade, hopes sport can be โ€œa powerful vehicle for changeโ€ in the 2020s. Coe led the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published


Oksana Masters: Paralympic champion on Chernobyl, Tokyo 2020 and upbringing in Ukraine

Oksana Masters was seven when her adoptive mother took her from Ukraine to the USA. This summer she will compete at her fifth Paralympics.
BBC News - Published

Iraqi refugee sets sights on Paralympics

On his fifth attempt, Iraqi refugee Wisam Sami finally succeeded in reaching Greece with thousands of others fleeing war in his homeland. Now he is setting his sights on the Paralympics.
Reuters - Published

Paralympics chief 'disgusted' with Russia for letting down nation's clean athletes

Paralympics boss Andrew Parsons expressed disgust on Tuesday that Russian authorities had let down the country's clean athletes, after the World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia for four years from..
Reuters - Published

South Korean soldier who lost legs to DMZ landmine aims for Paralympic gold

Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but it has taken him four years and 21..
Reuters - Published

Robotic 'power suits' to be used at Paralympics for first time

Robotic 'power assist suits' will be used first for the first time at the Paralympics at Tokyo 2020.
BBC News - Published

World Para-Swimming: Paralympic star Bethany Firth clinches first world gold

Northern Ireland's Bethany Firth adds to her four Paralympic titles by winning a first World Para-Swimming gold medal.
BBC News - Published

'The Paralympics and the Olympics should be less separate'

Paralympic long-jumper Markus Rehm wants to see a closer relationship between the Olympics and Paralympics.
BBC News - Published

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen stuck on SWR train

Eight-time Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen tweeted a video of her ordeal.
BBC News - Published

Christopher Holmes: Blind Tory Lord and Paralympian swimmer denies sexually assaulting woman

Record-breaking athlete turned politician accused of touching victim at five-star hotel
Independent - Published

From best friends to on-court foes in battle for Paralympics place

Meet Britain's Jack Shephard and Krysten Coombs, the world number one and two going head to head to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
BBC News - Published

Paralympics to join TV free-to-air 'crown jewels' list

The government is set to add the Paralympics to the 'crown jewels' list of sports that must be screened live on free-to-air television.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon 2019: Britain's Andy Lapthorne reaches quad wheelchair final

Two-time Paralympic silver medallist Andy Lapthorne makes history as the first Briton to reach a quad wheelchair tennis final at Wimbledon.
BBC News - Published

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