Major international sport event for people with disabilities
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 Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
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 1 week ago
'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 3 weeks ago
China unveils mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics
A panda named "Bing Dwen Dwen" is named as the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics while "Shuey Rhon Rhon", a red and white lantern child, is the 2022 Paralympics mascot.
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Paralympian Sophie Christiansen stuck on SWR train Eight-time Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen tweeted a video of her ordeal. BBC News - Published on August 22, 2019
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 on August 19, 2019 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 on August 19, 2019
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 on July 17, 2019
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 on July 11, 2019
Paralympic champions Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe to 'recharge the batteries' Wales' Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe to take time out from para-skiing after an "emotional" and "exhausting" season. BBC News - Published on March 27, 2019 'I didn't take saddle pain seriously' - Paralympic cyclist Dines after surgery on swollen vulva Paralympic cyclist Hannah Dines says she thought her persistent saddle injury was a "sacrifice" for being an elite athlete. BBC News - Published on March 27, 2019
Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste All the medals at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Toyko will be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers. BBC News - Published on February 8, 2019
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