The Paralympic Games

London 2012 Paralympic Cauldron

Today the Paralympic Games is the biggest multi-sport event for disabled athletes in the world. Participation spans 160 countries and covers six classification groups from those with spinal cord injuries to athletes with a visual impairment. At the London 2012 Games more than 4,200 athletes competed in 20 sports watched by television audiences around the world.

Between 1960-2014, over 2000 athletes have had the honour of representing Great Britain at a Paralympic Games.

In this section you can find out about the athletes of ParalympicsGB and learn more about the history and development of the Paralympic Games.

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