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Alpine skiing

Alpine Skiing was part of the first Winter Paralympic Games, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, in 1976.Read more

Archery

Archery was one of the sports at the first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.Read more

Athletics

Athletics is a traditional Olympic and Paralympic sport and has been on the Paralympic programme since the first Games in Rome 1960Read more

Badminton

Badminton will be included in the Paralympic Games for the first time ever in Tokyo 2020.Read more

Boccia

Boccia is derived from the ancient Italian game ‘bocce’ and specifically developed for athletes with high levels of impairment.Read more

Canoeing

Para-canoe appeared for the first time at Rio 2016.Read more

Cycling

Cycling first featured in the Paralympic Games of New York 1984 for road events only and athletes with cerebral palsy.Read more

Equestrian

Equestrian Sport was introduced at the Paralympic Games, Atlanta 1996.Read more

5-a-side Football

Football first appeared at the Paralympic Games in Athens 2004.Read more

7-a-side Football

7-a-side football first featured at the Paralympic Games, New York 1984.Read more

Goalball

Goalball was invented for blind war veterans in Austria in 1946 and first appeared at the Paralympics in Toronto in 1976.Read more

Ice Sledge Hockey

Ice sledge hockey has been a Paralympic sport since the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Paralympics.Read more

Judo

Judo first appeared at the Paralympic Games, Seoul 1988 for men and then Athens 2004 for women as well.Read more

Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowls featured as a sport in paralympic games from 1968 to 1988 and finally in 1996.Read more

Nordic skiing

Nordic Skiing featured at the first Paralympic Games in Ornskoldsvik 1976. It consists of two disciplines, Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon.Read more

Powerlifting

Powerlifting for men was first introduced at the Paralympic Games, Seoul 1988, and for women at Sydney 2000.Read more

Rowing

Rowing is a relatively new sport to the Paralympic Games, being introduced in Beijing 2008.Read more

Sailing

Sailing first appeared at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta 1996 with a demonstration class for Sonar only.Read more

Shooting

Shooting has been an event at the Paralympic Games since Toronto 1976. Paralympic Shooting mirror the Olympic Target Shooting programme, with the addition of prone events in air rifle.Read more

Sitting Volleyball

Sitting Volleyball first appeared at the Paralympic Games in Toronto, 1976, as a demonstration sport.Read more

Swimming

Swimming featured from the first Paralympic Games in 1960. It has become one of the biggest sports because of the many events and classification groups included.Read more

Table Tennis

Table Tennis is one of the traditional Paralympic sports and has been included in the schedule since the inaugural Games in Rome 1960.Read more

Triathlon

Para-Triathlon became part of the Paralympic programme for the first time at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.Read more

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball was first played in the USA and was included at the 1960 Rome Paralympics.Read more