Paralympic Games Sports

Athletes compete in up to 22 Sports at the Paralympics, as listed below. Within some of the sports are several events. The number and kinds of events has changed from one Paralympic Games to another

Rowing was added to the program in 2008. The 2012 Paralympic Games program included 20 sports and 21 disciplines. Canoe and triathlon made their debuts at Rio 2016. Badminton and taekwondo are set to make their Paralympic debuts at the 2020 Games.

Goalball, Sitting Volleyball, and Wheelchair Basketball have men's and women's events, Wheelchair Rugby is a mixed event, while the football event is only open to male competitors.

Current List of sports (as for Rio 2016)

  1. Archery (since 1960)
  2. Athletics (since 1960)
  3. Boccia (since 1984)
  4. Cycling: Track and Road cycling (since 1984)
  5. Equestrian (since 1996) WHEEL CHAIR IMAGE
  6. Football 5-a-Side (since 2004) - for vision imparied
  7. Football 7-a-Side (1984-2016) - for athletes with cerebral palsy
  8. Goalball (since 1980)
  9. Judo (since 1988)
  10. Paracanoe (from 2016)
  11. Paratriathlon (from 2016)
  12. Powerlifting (since 1984)
  13. Rowing (since 2008)
  14. Sailing ( 2000-2016)
  15. Shooting (since 1976)
  16. Sitting Volleyball (since 1976)
  17. Swimming (since 1960)
  18. Table tennis (since 1960)
  19. Wheelchair Basketball (since 1960)
  20. Wheelchair Fencing (since 1960)
  21. Wheelchair Rugby (since 2000)
  22. Wheelchair Tennis (since 1992)

Discontinued Summer Paralympic Sports

To be added for 2020

Sports Looking to be included in the Paralympics

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