The largest sporting and cultural event in the world has been celebrated since 1896 Greek Seniority every four years. Summer Olympics rather. Another competition, the Paralympic Games, has been held for several decades. Here, too, the best athletes from all over the world compete against each other on the big stage.

When are the Paralympic Games held?

Like the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games are also held every four years. This time the opening ceremony will be on Wednesday, August 28. Afterwards there will be a total of 10 days of sports competitions. The event finally ends with the honor ceremonies on September 8.

What are the Paralympic Games?

The Paralympic Games are competitions designed as a symbol of effort and sporting achievement that began in Rome in 1960. Originally created as a tournament for war veterans with spinal cord injuries, they now represent an international stage for athletes with a wide range of disabilities. . They can demonstrate their skills in front of the whole world at the Paralympic Games.

Over the years, the Paralympic Games have continued to evolve. While at first there were only a few hundred participants, today thousands of athletes from around the world compete in an increasing number of sports. The sporting achievements of these athletes, nicknamed “Paralympians”, are also, for many, a powerful testimony of how sport breaks down barriers and promotes inclusion.

What sports are in the Paralympic Games?

The list of sports for the Paralympic Games is a little different than the list of sports due to the nature of the competition. disciplines in the Olympic Games. In addition to classic sports such as archery or weightlifting, there are also disciplines such as wheelchair basketball and para-badminton. The reason for this is, of course, the different degrees of physical disability of people, which make it necessary to use aids such as wheelchairs.

Here is a complete list of sports for the 2024 Summer Paralympics:

  • football for the blind
  • goalball
  • for badminton
  • athletics
  • Paracycling
  • rowing
  • Wheelchair fencing
  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Wheelchair tennis
  • bowls
  • Archery
  • dressage sport
  • Weightlifting
  • Judo
  • canoe
  • Swim
  • sitting volleyball
  • Sport's shot
  • taekwondo
  • Table tennis
  • triathlon
  • Wheelchair basketball

Like the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games are also held in winter. At the Paralympic Winter Games, athletes compete in the following six sports:

  • ice Hockey
  • Alpine ski
  • Nordic Ski
  • snowboard
  • wheelchair curling
  • biathlon

Where will the 2024 Paralympic Games take place?

The Paralympic Games are organized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and always take place in the same year and at the same location as the Olympic Games. They will take place in 2024, after the Paris Olympic Games. These are the 17th Summer Paralympic Games that have been held since their creation in 1960.

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