The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities. They are held every four years, following the Olympic Games, and feature athletes from around the world competing in a variety of sports. The Paralympics aim to promote and develop the physical and mental abilities of people with disabilities, as well as to promote social inclusion and the acceptance of diversity.
The first Paralympic Games were held in Rome in 1960, and since then the event has grown significantly. The Paralympic Games are now one of the largest international sporting events in the world, with over 4,400 athletes from 160 countries competing in the most recent edition, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The Paralympic Games feature a wide range of sports, including athletics, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and para-cycling, among others. Each sport is organized according to the athletes’ disability classification, which ensures that athletes compete against others with similar abilities.
The Paralympics have played a significant role in changing attitudes towards people with disabilities and promoting the idea of inclusivity and diversity. The event has also been a platform for some of the world’s most inspiring and accomplished athletes.
Paralympic Games is usually awarded to a city or country through a bidding process, and it involves meeting certain criteria and requirements set by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).