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Major international sport event for people with disabilities

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Paralympic Games: Major international sport event for people with disabilities
The Paralympic Games or Paralympics are a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Olympics 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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Danni Di Toro and Ryley Batt named as Australia's Paralympic captains

Anointed by Kurt Fearnley as his successor, Ryley Batt will join Danni Di Toro as co-captain of Australia's Paralympic team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
SBS - Published

'Longtime supporter and friend': Paralympic champion Kieran Modra dies in SA crash

Australian five-time Paralympic champion Kieran Modra has been killed while riding his bike in Adelaide.
SBS - Published Also reported by •The Age

Videos for Paralympic Games

Anti-doping committee recommends Russia face four-year ban from global sports [Video]Anti-doping committee recommends Russia face four-year ban from global sports

A key anti-doping committee recommended that Russia face a ban from global sports including the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and World Championships.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published


Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation [Video]Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Airbnb, IOC sign deal for next 5 Olympics

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Tokyo 2020 mascot robots visit elementary school in Tokyo [Video]Tokyo 2020 mascot robots visit elementary school in Tokyo

Childen get up close to futuristic take on Olympic tradition

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:15Published

Construction work begins on 2024 Paris Olympic Village [Video]Construction work begins on 2024 Paris Olympic Village

The first stage of the construction for the 2024 Paris Olympic Village gets underway

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:06Published

Harry launches UK's Invictus Games team [Video]Harry launches UK's Invictus Games team

The Duke of Sussex officially launches the UK team of injured military veterans and service personnel who will compete in the 2020 Invictus Games. A group of 65 sportsmen and women have been selected..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC [Video]Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC

High summer temperatures in Tokyo mean cooler northern climes chosen by organisers of Games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:11Published

Former Paralympic cyclist speaks about plane stunt outside court [Video]Former Paralympic cyclist speaks about plane stunt outside court

A former Paralympic cyclist accused of climbing on to a British Airways plane and gluing himself to it has denied causing a public nuisance. James Brown, 55, who is visually impaired, is alleged to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

 

Paralympic champion Modra dies in SA crash

Australian five-time Paralympic champion Kieran Modra has been killed while riding his bike in Adelaide.
SBS - Published Also reported by •The Age

South Korean soldier who lost legs to DMZ landmine aims for Paralympic gold

Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but it has taken him four years and 21..
Reuters - Published

Australian Sprinter the face of INAS Global Games

Alberto Campbell-Staines will represent Australia in the INAS Global games next week with his sights set on the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020.
SBS - Published

Ashleigh Barty and Louise Sauvage make Australian hall of fame history

World No.1 tennis star Ashleigh Barty and Paralympic great Louise Sauvage were honoured at the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame annual awards
SBS - Published

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