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Winter Paralympic Games Classification Categories

Athletes compete in six broad categories at the Winter Paralympics, as listed below. They are the same categories as used for the Summer Paralympics. Within each of the disability categories, athletes are classified or graded based on the severity of the disability, with individuals competing against those with a similar degree of impairment.

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Paralympics Extra

The next Summer Paralympics will be in Paris 2024, followed by the 2026 Winter Paralympics. Also, check out the list of Paralympic sports, and top medal winners.

Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

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