the Paralympic Games

The precursor to the Paralympic Games was an event organized in 1948 for Second World War veterans with spinal injuries. See more history of the Paralympics.

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Paralympic GamesSixty years on the Paralympics is an integral part of the Olympic Games program, being hosted in the same city as the able bodied Olympic Games, and is held not long afterwards.

There was a lighting ceremony at Stoke Mandeville Stadium for the London 2012 Paralympics. There is a campaign for the Paralympic Torch to be lit at Stoke Mandeville Stadium before every Summer and Winter Paralympic Games from now on.

Upcoming Paralympics

The 2018 Winter paralympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea on March 9-18, 2018.

2020 Paralympic Games will be held in Beijing, China from 4-14 March 2020.

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