How long has the Paralympics been around?

Paralympic history began in 1948 at a hospital for war veterans in Stoke Mandeville, located 60 kilometres north of London. German neurologist Sir Ludwig Guttman was looking for a way to help his paraplegic patients, all World War II veterans, rehabilitate more quickly.

What year did the Paralympics start?

Although the first Paralympic Games were held in 1960, the Seoul Games was the first time the Paralympics were hosted in the same city as the Olympic Games, using much of the same infrastructure.

Is there a Paralympics this year?

The 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games will be contested from Aug. 24 – Sept 5, 2021, broadcast on NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and streamed live and on-demand on, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.

Is there a Paralympics in Tokyo?

When will the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 take place? The Tokyo Paralympics will be held from 25 August to 6 September, 2021.

What disabilities qualify for Paralympics?

The Paralympic Movement offers sport opportunities for athletes with physical, vision and/or intellectual impairments that have at least one of the following 10 eligible impairments: Impaired muscle power, Impaired passive range of movement, Limb deficiency, Leg length difference, Short stature, Muscle tension, …

What is Paralympics 11?

Class 11 : Paralympic Games Class 11 Notes | EduRev

The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with physical, mental and sensorial disabilities. This includes mobility disabilities, amputees, visual disabilities and those with cerebral palsy.

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