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Alpine skiing

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


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


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


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


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


Para canoe appeared for the first time at Rio 2016. There are 6 events, 3 each for men and women, in 200m kayak sprint races. Read more


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


Equestrian, in the form of dressage, was introduced as a Paralympic sport at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics Summer Games. Read more

5-a-side Football

5-a-side 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 was created in Austria in 1946 as a form of rehabilitation for visually impaired veterans 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 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 Winter Games in Ornskoldsvik 1976. It consists of two disciplines, cross-country skiing and biathlon. Read more


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


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


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


Shooting has been an event at the Paralympic Games since Toronto 1976. Paralympic shooting mirrors 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 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


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