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Brief History Of The Paralympic Games Rehabilitation To Mega Sport

Around 160 countries are expected to participate during this year’s Rio 2016 Paralympic games involving around 4,350 athletes competing in 528 medals across 22 sports. This represents an 11-fold increase in the number of athletes participating from 400 in 1964’s Tokyo games. The number of countries represented at the games have increased between 1964 and 160. Moreover, in the last two years, participation played has been increased 2.5 times, from nine to 22. The Games have therefore changed from an event that was exclusively for athletes using wheelchairs, to now embracing 10 different impairment categories… Read Article →

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