All About The Summer Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games is an international multi-sport event held every four years (same as Olympic years) for disabled athletes. 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.

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There was a lighting ceremony at Stoke Mandeville Stadium for the London 2012 Paralympics. There is a campaign for the Paralympic Torch to be lit at Stoke Mandeville Stadium before every Summer and Winter Paralympic Games from now on.

Upcoming Paralympics

The 2016 Paralympic Games were held in Rio, and the Tokyo paralympics have been postponed from 2020 to 2021.

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The next Paralympics will be in 2021 Tokyo. Check out the list of Paralympic sports.

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