The Paralympics first started in 1948 when Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition which involved world war 2 veterans that had spinal injuries. Afterwards a similar event was organized in Toronto, Canada where different disability groups were added and the idea of merging together and taking part in athletic sports was a success.What sports are in the Paralympics?
Six sports are played in the Paralympic Games: para alpine skiing, para biathlon, para cross-country skiing, para ice hockey, para snowboard and wheelchair curling. Events include all the usual suspects, from the many variations of downhill and slalom skiing to snowboard cross and more.What events are in the Paralympics?
The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event , involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy Muscular dystrophy A group of inherited conditions affecting the muscles, gradually leading to disability. , Post-polio syndrome, spina bifida Spina bifida Malformation of the vertebrae in the spine that exposes the spinal column. ), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference ...Will Paralympics be televised?
Whereas the BBC televised the Olympics, it will be Channel 4 that broadcasts the Paralympics in the UK - although the BBC will also provide radio coverage. The Paralympic Games starts with the opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 7, which will be broadcast on Channel 4 from 9pm.