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Quiz: What is Paralympic Games? Why this name?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 07 Sep '12 08:04 pm
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The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The present formal explanation for the name "Paralympic" is that it derives from the Greek preposition para ("beside" or "alongside") and thus refers to a competition held in parallel with the Olympic Games. The Summer Games of 1988 held in Seoul was the first time the term "Paralympic" came into official use!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 08 Sep '12 12:58 am

 
  
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It is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy............this is known mostly to all .............but the great message behind this games was probably an eye opener for many of us from an event at the Seattle Olympics........... nine athletes, all mentally or physically challenged, were standing on the start line for the 100 m race.
The gun fired and the race began. Not everyone was running, but everyone wanted to participate and win.

They ran in threes, a boy tripped and fell, did a few somersaults and started crying.
The other eight heard him crying.
They slowed down and looked behind them.
They stopped and came back All of them

A girl with Downs Syndrome sat down next to him, hugged him and asked, Feeling better now?
Then, all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line. ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 07 Sep '12 09:23 pm

 
  
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The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.
The present formal explanation for the name "Paralympic" comes from the Greek preposition par ("beside" or "alongside") and thus refers to a competition held in parallel with the Olympic Games.The Summer Games of 1988 held in Seoul was the first time the term "Paralympic" came into official use.
Answered by Pradipta pati, 07 Sep '12 09:32 pm

 
  
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Its for handicapped ..
Answered by khushi, 07 Sep '12 08:11 pm

 
  
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Games meant for handicapped people.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 07 Sep '12 08:07 pm

 
  
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Sports for the Handicapped persons . "Paralympic" name has come from "Palytic ".
Answered by Nitin Ray, 07 Sep '12 08:16 pm

 
  
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