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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).

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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

Videos for Paralympic Games


Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation [Video]Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Airbnb, IOC sign deal for next 5 Olympics

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Tokyo 2020 mascot robots visit elementary school in Tokyo [Video]Tokyo 2020 mascot robots visit elementary school in Tokyo

Childen get up close to futuristic take on Olympic tradition

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:15Published

Construction work begins on 2024 Paris Olympic Village [Video]Construction work begins on 2024 Paris Olympic Village

The first stage of the construction for the 2024 Paris Olympic Village gets underway

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:06Published

Harry launches UK's Invictus Games team [Video]Harry launches UK's Invictus Games team

The Duke of Sussex officially launches the UK team of injured military veterans and service personnel who will compete in the 2020 Invictus Games. A group of 65 sportsmen and women have been selected..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC [Video]Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC

High summer temperatures in Tokyo mean cooler northern climes chosen by organisers of Games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:11Published

Former Paralympic cyclist speaks about plane stunt outside court [Video]Former Paralympic cyclist speaks about plane stunt outside court

A former Paralympic cyclist accused of climbing on to a British Airways plane and gluing himself to it has denied causing a public nuisance. James Brown, 55, who is visually impaired, is alleged to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

 

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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