What are 5 facts about the Paralympics?

What are 5 facts about the Paralympics?

Did you know these amazing Paralympic facts?

  • The meaning of the word Paralympic illustrates the connection to its sister event, the Olympics.
  • The Paralympics started as a series of rehabilitation activities for veterans.
  • The birth of the Paralympics: 1960, Rome.
  • The symbols of the Paralympic games have a special meaning.

What are the 3 Paralympic values?

These values are determination, equality, inspiration and courage.

What is Paralympics and its importance?

The Paralympic Games or Paralympics, also known as the Games of the Paralympiad, is a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida).

When was the first Paralympics?

Paralympic Games/First event date
The ninth International Stoke Mandeville Games, considered the first Paralympic Games,* took place from 18 to 25 September 1960 in Rome, six days after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

What are the seven Paralympic values?

The Olympic and Paralympic values of friendship, respect, excellence, equality, determination, inspiration, and courage are important values for everyone, not just at Olympics time.

What are the four Paralympics values?

It exists by exploring the nascent normative framework that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has begun to construct around its constituent sports. The IPC sets out four values: Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality.

What are the Paralympics values?

The IPC sets out four values: Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality.

Who can enter the Paralympics?

Paralympics welcomes athletes from six main disability categories: amputee, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, visually impaired, spinal injuries and Les Autres (French for “the others”, a category that includes conditions that do not fall into the categories mentioned before).

How many events are in the Paralympics 2020?

539 events
The 2020 Summer Paralympics featured 539 events in 22 sports.