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Things You (probably) Didn’t Know | Paralympic Sports

Updated: Jul 16, 2019


The Paralympics have grown rapidly over the last 20 years, developing from little brother to the Olympic Games to a sporting mega-event in their own right. However, there are some pretty startling facts that most people aren’t aware of:


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At the first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960 there were just 8 sports.


This number has expanded rapidly since and during Rio 2016; where 4,342 athletes competed in 22 sports.


At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Football 7-a-side and Sailing will drop out of the sports programme to be replaced by Badminton and Taekwondo.


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