Your question: What is the history of Paralympics?

Why are the Paralympics important?

It’s a reminder that people with disabilities have the right to participate in adaptive sports and recreational activities at all levels, whether competitively or not. According to the International Paralympic Committee, these games focus on values of courage, determination, inspiration, and above all, equality.

What is Paralympic motto?

The symbol also reflects the Paralympic Motto, “Spirit in Motion,” representing the strong will of every Paralympian.

When was the first Tokyo Paralympics?

1964 Summer Paralympics

Host city Tokyo, Japan
Nations 21
Athletes 375
Events 144 in 9 sports
Opening 8 November

When did the Paralympics start in 2021?

The 2021 Paralympics is scheduled to take place from August 24 to September 5.

What disabilities are in the Paralympics?

Paralympics welcomes athletes from six main disability categories: amputee, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, visually impaired, spinal injuries and Les Autres (French for “the others”, a category that includes conditions that do not fall into the categories mentioned before).

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