All About The Summer Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games is an international multi-sport event for disabled athletes, held every four years, the same as Olympic Games years. There is also a winter version of the Paralympic Games.

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

There is a lighting ceremony at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, a tradition started for the London 2012 Paralympics. It is expected that the Paralympic Torch is lit at Stoke Mandeville Stadium before every Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

Upcoming Paralympics

The next Paralympics will be the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing. The Summer Paralympics will be held in Paris 2024.

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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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