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2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

The 2008 Paralympics were held in Beijing, between 6-17 September, 12 days after the completion of the Olympic Games in the same city. These were the 13th Paralympic Summer Games. About 4000 athletes from 150 countries took part in 20 sports.

For the first time on the Paralympic program, rowing was included. For 2008, the sailing events were held in Qingdao, while the Equestrian events were held in Hong Kong. See also the List of Paralympic Sports.

Beijing will again host the Paralympic, this time the Winter version in 2022.


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