What are the Paralympic Games?

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The Paralympic Games are elite sporting events for people with disabilities which run parallel to the Olympic Games, two weeks after the summer and winter events, in the same city and venues. This article provides excellent resources to learn more about the Paralympic movement.

The best place to start is a film produced by the International Paralympic Committee called SPIRIT IN MOTION:

This Wikipedia article has comprehensive information about the Paralympic Games, movement and its history.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee provide up-to-date information and news on everything Paralympic.

For live and recorded video coverage during international level elite sporting events for people with disabilities visit Paralympicsport.tv