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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 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

'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

Videos for Paralympic Games

China unveils mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics [Video]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.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:23Published

Paralympic marathon to start 30 minutes earlier due to heat concerns [Video]Paralympic marathon to start 30 minutes earlier due to heat concerns

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics marathon will begin 30 minutes earlier than scheduled as organsiers try to combat the heat.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:22Published


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

Paralympic champions Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe to 'recharge the batteries'

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

'I didn't take saddle pain seriously' - Paralympic cyclist Dines after surgery on swollen vulva

'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

Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste

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

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