Quick Answer: When and where was the first Paralympic game?

What is the history of Paralympic Games?

The Paralympics developed after Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition for British World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries in England in 1948. A follow-up competition took place in 1952, with athletes from the Netherlands joining the British competitors.

In which year was the wheelchair marathon race introduced to the Paralympics?

On 29 July 1948, the day of the Opening Ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic Games, Dr. Guttmann organised the first competition for wheelchair athletes which he named the Stoke Mandeville Games, a milestone in Paralympics history.

Where will the 2024 Paralympics be held?

How many Paralympics have there been?

Since the Paralympic Games began in 1960, there have been 15 Summer Paralympic Games held in 13 separate cities and 11 Winter Paralympic Games held in 10 separate cities.

Who was the founder president of IOC?

The IOC was created by Pierre de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president.

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