Paralympic Games “Spirit in Motion”


The Paralympic Games are a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of disabilities. There are winter and summer paralympic games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee. It comprises 176 National Paralympic Committees and four disability-specific international sports federations. The president of the International Paralympic Committee is Andrew Parsons. Its international headquarters are in Bonn, Germany. It is one of the largest sporting events held at the international level in the 21st century. The first paralympic game was held in Rome in 1960. 23 countries participated in the 1960 paralympic games. The motto for the Paralympic movement is “spirit in motion”. The International Paralympic Committee has established ten disability categories, including physical, visual, and intellectual impairment. The summer Paralympics 2020 has been postponed to the year 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is for the first time in history that the Paralympics has been postponed. Para athletes from all over the world have shown unbelievable bravery, motivation and hard work and made their respective nations proud. Paralympic games are more than just games and competitions. Para athletes are true examples of courage and inspiration.


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