How do you get involved in Paralympic sports?

How do I get involved in the Paralympics?

The best way to become a volunteer for the Paralympic Games, World Championships and Regional Championships is to contact the Organising Committees of the competitions. For the Paralympic Games, please go to, or

Who can participate in Paralympics Games?

The IPC has established ten disability categories, including physical, visual, and intellectual impairment. Athletes with one of these disabilities can compete in the Paralympics though not every sport can allow for every disability category.

Do Paralympic athletes get paid?

Paralympic athletes will now receive as much as $37,500 per medal. It’s official — Paralympian athletes will now earn as much as Olympians. After the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) board of directors moved to give Paralympic athletes equal payouts for medal performances.

How old do you have to be to participate in the Paralympics?

Special Olympics athletes are people who are 8 years old or older and who have an intellectual disability.

Can you volunteer to work at the Olympics?

Number of volunteering days

In principle, volunteers will be required to work for at least ten days before, during and after the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Why is it called Paralympics?

The word “Paralympic” derives from the Greek preposition “para” (beside or alongside) and the word “Olympic”. Its meaning is that Paralympics are the parallel Games to the Olympics and illustrates how the two movements exist side-by-side.

What are the three steps for classification Paralympics?

Classification follows a three-step process:

  • Does the athlete have at least one of the ten eligible impairments? …
  • Does the athlete meet the Minimum Impairment Criteria (MIC) specific to the sport they wish to compete in? …
  • Which sport class should the athlete compete in?

Are Olympians paid for medals?

The United States pays a handsome fee per medal: $37,500 for each gold medal, $22,500 for each silver medal, and $15,000 for each bronze medal. … But, no, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee doesn’t pay the Olympians a salary.

How do Olympic athletes get paid?

At the Tokyo Olympics, American athletes will receive $37,500 for each gold medal, $22,500 for each silver medal and $15,000 for each bronze medal, according to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).

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