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Paralympic Sports Events: Infographic Explanations

  • Synopsis: Published: 2016-01-08 (Revised/Updated 2017-06-25) - Infographic overview and basic rules of winter and summer paralympic sports categories. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Ian Langtree at Disabled World.

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The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities. The Paralympics feature both winter and summer games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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Paralympic Summer Sports

Paralympic Winter Sports

Paralympic Summer Sports

Paralympic Athletics - Long Jump

Paralympic Athletics - Long Jump

 

Paralympic Athletics - Sprint

Paralympic Athletics - Sprint


Paralympic Athletics - Wheelchair Racing

Paralympic Athletics - Wheelchair Racing


Paralympic Cycling

Paralympic Cycling


Football 5-a-side

Paralympic Football 5-a-side


Paralympic Swimming

Paralympic Swimming


Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball

Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball

 

Paralympic Winter Sports

Paralympic Alpine Skiing

Paralympic Alpine Skiing - Sitting Category


Paralympic Alpine Skiing - Standing Category

Paralympic Alpine Skiing - Standing Category


Paralympic Alpine Skiing - Visual Impairment Category

Paralympic Alpine Skiing - Visual Impairment Category


Paralympic Biathlon - Standing Category

Paralympic Biathlon - Standing Category


Paralympic Biathlon - Visual Impairment Category

Paralympic Biathlon - Visual Impairment Category


Paralympics Adaptive Cross Country Skiing

Paralympic Cross-Country Skiing - Sitting Category


Paralympic Ice Sledge Hockey

Paralympic Ice Sledge Hockey


Paralympic Snowboarding

Paralympic Snowboarding


Wheelchair Curling

Paralympic Wheelchair Curling

 

NOTE: All Infographics on this page courtesy of allianz.com



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