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Disability Sports: News, Updates and Information

Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-10

Synopsis: Disabled World presents a round up of disability sports news and events, including results, fixtures, and interviews, from around the world. Adaptive sports are also known as disability sports or parasports. Disability sporting events around the world are becoming more and more common every day, and round the globe there are numerous organizations working towards improved accessibility of sports for disabled people at every level. Adaptive sports also known as disability sports, adapted sports, or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. Disability exists in four different classes, or categories: mental, physical, permanent, and temporary.

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This section of Disabled World presents a round up of disability sports news and events, including results, fixtures, and interviews, from around the world concerning persons with disabilities.

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Disability sporting events around the world are becoming more and more common every day, and round the globe there are numerous organizations working towards improved accessibility of sports for disabled people at every level.

Disabled World wants to make sure that the number of disabled people in sport increases across the board - whether as a participant, trainer, or administrator. The aim being to ensure that people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties have equal access to sport and physical activity worldwide. Learn more about the increasing broad aspects of disability sport and get practical tips on inclusion.

Edwards Air Force Base Airmen play a game of wheelchair rugby with Triumph Foundation members. The event was in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month - (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson).
Edwards Air Force Base Airmen play a game of wheelchair rugby with Triumph Foundation members. The event was in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month - (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson).

What are Adaptive Sports?

Adaptive sports also known as disability sports, adapted sports, or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. Disability exists in four different classes, or categories: mental, physical, permanent, and temporary.

As many disabled sports are based on existing able-bodied sports, modified to meet the needs of persons with a disability, they are sometimes referred to as adapted sports. Today, organized sport for athletes with a disability is generally divided into three broad disability groups:

Each group has a distinct history, organization, competition program, and approach to sport.

Read about all the disabled sporting action and coming events in our news articles regarding disability in sports, results, breaking sport news, action video clips, and sporting event listings, as well as feature stories and articles. For the latest in Paralympic news updates, events, and venues, visit our Paralympic Games Section.

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