Read it out: Paralympic Games

Read it out: Paralympic Games

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The Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games are a major international sports event. People with physical disabilities compete in these games. They include people with disabilities that affect movement, amputations, blindness, and more.

The Paralympics started as a small gathering of British World War 2 veterans in 1948. They planned new games every four years. They have continued to grow since then.  The winter games opened in 1976. The Paralympics became one of the largest international sport events by the early 21st century.

Paralympians have many different kinds of disabilities, so there are several categories that they compete in. The disabilities are in six general categories. Athletes are placed into groups which vary from sport to sport.

These athletes work for equal treatment with able-bodied Olympic games participants, who receive much more money. Some Paralympians have also overcome even more challenges, and participated in the Olympic Games.

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Adapted from Wikipedia

Paralympic Games. (2020, March 30). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:39, July 30, 2020 from https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paralympic_Games&oldid=6883229.

 

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