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Paralympic Games

Major international sport event for people with disabilities

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The Paralympics is an international multi-sport event 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 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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The government is set to add the Paralympics to the 'crown jewels' list of sports that must be screened live on free-to-air television.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

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