22 Facts About Paralympic Games


All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee .

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Paralympic Games are organized in parallel and in a similar way with the Olympic Games, while the IOC-recognized Special Olympics World Games include athletes with intellectual disabilities, and the Deaflympics held since 1924 and are exclusive for deaf athletes.

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Paralympic Games was a right-arm amputee and could shoot left-handed.

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The first games were called the 1948 International Wheelchair Paralympic Games, and were intended to coincide with the 1948 Olympics.

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Since 1960, the Paralympic Games have taken place in the same year as the Olympic Games.

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The Games were initially open only to athletes in wheelchairs; at the 1976 Summer Games, athletes with different disabilities were included for the first time at a Summer Paralympics.

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The Winter Paralympic Games were celebrated every four years on the same year as their summer counterpart, just as the Olympics were.

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International Paralympic Games Committee is the global governing body of the Paralympic Games Movement.

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Paralympic Games were designed to emphasize the participants' athletic achievements and not their disability.

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Since the 1988 Winter Paralympics, with some exceptions, the national flag of the country hosting the next Summer or Winter Paralympic Games is hoisted while the corresponding national anthem is played.

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In June 2001, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee signed an agreement that would ensure that the staging of the Paralympic Games is automatically included in the bid for the Olympic Games.

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The Russian Federation organizers of the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games have, since 2007, made efforts to make the host city Sochi more accessible.

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Television broadcasts of Paralympic Games began in 1976, but this early coverage was confined to taped-delay releases to one nation or region.

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In China, the Games were really a transformation tool for changing attitudes across the board in China towards people with disability, to building accessibility facilities in the city, to changing laws to allow people with a disability to be part of society.

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However, the IOC-recognized Special Olympics World Paralympic Games are open to all people with intellectual disabilities.

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Paralympic Games claimed that only two athletes out of the twelve-member team met the qualifications of an intellectually disabled athlete.

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Paralympic Games had won two gold medals at the 2002 Winter Paralympics, but his medals were stripped after his positive drug test.

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Paralympic Games was removed from the rest of the curling competition but his team was allowed to continue.

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All Paralympic Games athletes are banned from enhancing their abilities through gene doping, but it is extremely difficult to differentiate these concepts.

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Paralympic Games's competed in the blind swimming events and won a total of 55 medals, 41 of which are gold.

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Paralympic Games's was an alternate on the 1980 American Olympic swim team, but did not go to the Olympics due to a boycott by the United States and several of its allies.

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Paralympic Games's placed thirty-fourth in the Olympic archery competition, and won a Paralympic gold medal in the same event.

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