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Paralympic Games Quiz

How well do you know your Paralympics trivia? Below is a short quiz about the Paralympic Games. You will find more details about the answers in our section on the Paralympics, particularly the Paralympics Trivia page.

Paralympics Quiz

1. In which year were the first Paralympic Games held?
  • 1952
  • 1960
  • 1972
  • 1980
2. Which city hosted the inaugural Paralympic Games?
  • Rome
  • Tokyo
  • London
  • Seoul
3. How often are the Paralympic Games held?
  • Every year
  • Every two years
  • Every three years
  • Every four years
4. Which country has won the most gold medals in the history of the Paralympic Games?
  • United States
  • China
  • Great Britain
  • Russia
5. The Paralympic symbol consists of three what?
  • Squares
  • Arrows
  • Crescents
  • Triangles
6. Which of these sports is not included in the Paralympic Games?
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Blind football
  • Goalball
  • Gymnastics
7. Which of these sports have never been part of the Paralympic Games?
  • Cricket
  • Snooker
  • Wheelchair Slalom
  • Dartchery
8. What is the motto of the Paralympic Games?
  • "Citius, Altius, Fortius"
  • "Faster, Higher, Stronger"
  • "Spirit in Motion"
  • "Diversity, Equality, Inclusion"
9. Why is it called the Paralympics?
  • The first competition was held in Paraguay
  • It was originally for paramilitary soldiers injured in WW2
  • The event runs parallel with the Olympics
  • It's an event for paraplegics
10. Prior to 1988, the Paralympics was known by many names. Which of these was not one of them?
  • Olympiad for the Physically Disabled
  • International Stoke Mandeville Games
  • Olympics for the Handicaped
  • International Games for the Disabled

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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.

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