Paralympic Games Participating Countries

At the first Paralympic Games, held in 1960 in Rome, 209 athletes from 18 countries countries participated. At the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021, there were over 4000 athletes from 135 countries represented, including a team of refugees. Twelve countries, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United States, have been represented at all Summer Paralympic Games.



The Countries That Participated at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics

Bhutan and Guyana made their debut appearances at the 2021 Paralympic Games.

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Belgium
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechia
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Great Britain
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana

Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Libya
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman

Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Refugee Paralympic Team
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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