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Major international sport event that takes place every 4 years for people with disabilities

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Paralympic Games: Major international sport event that takes place every 4 years for people with disabilities
The Paralympic Games or Paralympics, also known as the Games of the Paralympiad, is a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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Tarpon Springs mouth artist illustrates children’s book to teach kids about disabilities [Video]

Tarpon Springs mouth artist illustrates children’s book to teach kids about disabilities

Chris Kuster, a quadriplegic who draws with his mouth, just finished illustrating his first children’s book "Nick Springer On The Move," about a Paralympic athlete who overcomes the odds.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 02:15Published
"Neither the wheelchair nor my disability has ever determined who I am" - Teresa Perales [Video]

"Neither the wheelchair nor my disability has ever determined who I am" - Teresa Perales

Teresa Perales has regularly defied the odds to become Spain's most decorated Paralympian. After winning a prestigious Princess of Asturias Award, she tells us how she has managed to succeed, how she..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:12Published

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Leading global sports figures including Tom Daley, Andy Murray and Hannah Mills appeal to delegates at the COP26 climate change summit for a "healthy and safe" planet.
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Black History Month: Long jumper Lex Gillette describes achieving a world record without sight

Five-time Paralympic silver medallist Lex Gillette tells BBC Sport how it feels to jump a world record without being able to see.
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Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games: Sailing to launch bid for return

World Sailing launches its campaign for the sport to return to the Paralympic programme in Los Angeles in 2028.
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Ellie Robinson: Rio Paralympic gold medallist announces swimming retirement

British swimmer Ellie Robinson - a Paralympic gold and bronze medallist in Rio, aged 15 - announces her retirement from the sport.
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At E Auction of PM's memontos, sports gear of Olympians, paralympians grab eyeballs

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'Have I got this? I need to get to that finish line' - Storey on becoming GB's most successful Paralympian

Sarah Storey, the 17-time Paralympic champion, speaks to BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent after becoming Great Britain's most successful Paralympian of all time.
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Hannah Cockroft: 'There really is a sport for everyone'

Seven-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft talks to Sally Nugent on BBC Breakfast about the impact of increased coverage on future generations.
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Maisie Summers-Newton: Crowds welcome home Paralympic double gold medallist

Paralympic double gold medallist Maisie Summers-Newton returns home to rapturous applause and cheering.
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ParalympicsGB 'rewrote the history books' in Tokyo

Great Britain's Paralympics team has "rewritten the history books" with their performance in Tokyo, says chef de mission Penny Briscoe.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Hannah Cockroft wins seventh gold in British one-two in T34 800m

Hannah Cockroft wins her seventh Paralympic gold medal as British team-mate Kare Adenegan takes silver in the women's T34 800m at Tokyo 2020.
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Golden Games: Relive the glory with an A-Z of GB's Paralympic champions

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Great Britain's athletes have pulled in more than 100 medals at the Paralympics, including 38 golds, and are second in the table behind China.
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Ellie Simmonds says Paralympic career is over after missing out on medal

Ellie Simmonds says her Paralympic career is at an end after missing out on a medal in her final race of the Tokyo Games.
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Sarah Storey says her 17th Paralympic gold 'feels like an out of body experience'

Sarah Storey says she "feels immensely proud" to have won a record 17 Paralympic gold medals and is hoping to add more at Paris 2024.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Sarah Storey wins record-breaking 17th gold in women's C4-5 road race

Sarah Storey wins her 17th Paralympic gold by defending her women's C4-5 road race title to become Great Britain's most successful Paralympian of all time.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Sarah Storey wins 17th gold to become Britain's most successful Paralympian

Sarah Storey wins her 17th Paralympic gold to become Great Britain's most successful Paralympian of all time.
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Dame Sarah Storey becomes Britain's greatest ever Paralympian with 17th gold

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Dame Sarah Storey has become Great Britain's most successful Paralympian.
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Tokyo Paralympics: UK government call on clubs to use £100m funding to make sport more accessible

Clubs need to use the £100m of funding available to make sport "more accessible" for disabled people following the Paralympics, says the government.
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Tokyo Paralympics: GB's Gordon Reid through to wheelchair tennis semi-finals

Defending Paralympic champion Gordon Reid beats Argentina's Gustavo Fernandez 7-5 3-6 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the men's singles in the wheelchair tennis competition
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Tokyo Paralympics: David Smith wins fifth boccia gold

Watch the moment GB's David Smith retained his individual boccia title with a thrilling victory in the BC1 decider to claim his fifth Paralympic medal.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Ellie Robinson - 'I am proud and happy to tell my story'

Gold, Perthes' disease and competing on her own term - meet Paralympic swimmer Ellie Robinson, who finished fifth in the women's S6 butterfly final in Tokyo.
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Toyko Paralympics: Sarah Storey wins 16th gold after C5 time trial victory

Watch the moment Sarah Storey became Britain's joint-most successful Paralympic athlete, winning the women's C5 time trial to earn her 16th gold medal.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Two-time champion Jonnie Peacock wins joint bronze in T64 100m

Jonnie Peacock wins joint bronze in the T64 100m as he misses out on a third consecutive Paralympic sprint title in Tokyo.
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Tokyo Paralympics: GB's Andrew Small wins men's T33 100m gold, with Harri Jenkins taking bronze

Watch Great Britain's Andrew Small win Paralympic gold in the men's T33 100m in 17.73 seconds, with team-mate Harri Jenkins taking bronze.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair racer Andrew Small and archer Phoebe Paterson Pine win golds

Andrew Small wins his first Paralympic title in the T33 100m as Phoebe Paterson Pine takes archery gold on her Games debut on day six of Tokyo 2020.
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Tokyo Paralympics: GB beat USA to win first wheelchair rugby gold

Great Britain secure a tense 54-49 victory over the USA to win gold and secure their first wheelchair rugby medal at a Paralympic Games.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Lauren Steadman wins triathlon gold for Great Britain

Britain's Lauren Steadman turns Rio 2016 heartbreak into Tokyo triumph with Paralympic gold in the PTS5 category.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft wins third successive 100m gold

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft claims a stunning sixth Paralympic title with her third consecutive T34 100m crown on day five in Tokyo, as Lauren Steadman wins triathlon gold.
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Visually impaired Paralympian forced to withdraw after collision with self-driving bus in athletes' village

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Toyota has temporarily suspended its autonomous buses in the Paralympics athletes' village after one vehicle hit a visually impaired Paralympian at a pedestrian crossing.
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Tokyo Paralympics: GB wheelchair rugby team reach first Paralympic final

The Great Britain wheelchair rugby team reach their first Paralympic final with a six-point victory over hosts Japan.
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Gold rush as husband and wife cyclists take top honour at Tokyo Paralympics

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Married cyclists Neil and Lora Fachie have won Paralympic gold just hours apart on the final day of track cycling that saw three further medals for Great Britain.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Neil and Lora Fachie both win Paralympic gold for GB

Husband and wife Neil and Lora Fachie both win Paralympic gold for Britain on the last day of track cycling events in Tokyo.
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Paralympic cheats stopped me winning gold

British swimmer Dan Pepper says his career was ruined by the ban on intellectual impairment sports at the Paralympics after a cheating scandal in 2000.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Jaco van Gass - from injury in Afghanistan to Paralympic champion

Twelve years ago, Jaco van Gass was fighting for his life after being injured in Afghanistan. Now he's a Paralympic champion.
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Afghanistan veteran Jaco Van Gass claims cycling gold for Paralympics GB in Tokyo

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Afghanistan veteran Jaco Van Gass has claimed a gold medal for Great Britain after romping to victory on his Paralympic debut.
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Jaco Van Gass beats GB team-mate Fin Graham in pursuit final

Watch Paralympics GB's Jaco Van Gass beat team-mate Fin Graham in the final of the men's C3 3000m Individual Pursuit to win gold at the Isu Velodrome at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
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British powerlifter Ali Jawad says he has effectively self-isolated for three years to make it to the Paralympics.
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Great Britain cyclists are guaranteed another Paralympic gold and silver after an earlier silver at the Velodrome.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Sarah Storey wins 15th Paralympic gold

Britain's Sarah Storey wins her 15th Paralympic title for Britain's first gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
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How Sarah Storey overcame bullying and eating disorder to become Britain's greatest female Paralympian

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The Paralympics will take place in "a very difficult situation", say organisers as daily cases of Covid in Japan breach 25,000 for the first time.
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GB wheelchair basketball player Terry Bywater says he didn't know if the pandemic would end his Paralympic career.
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Sophie Christiansen: Paralympian heartbroken to be out of Games due to 'vet issue' with horse

Eight-time equestrian Paralympic champion Sophie Christiansen is 'heartbroken' to be out of Tokyo 2020.
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Ex-Paralympian convicted of causing public nuisance after gluing himself to plane

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A former Paralympian has been found guilty of causing a public nuisance after supergluing himself to the roof of a British Airways plane.
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Brisbane named as host city for 2032 Olympics and Paralympics

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The 2032 Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Brisbane after it was approved by the International Olympic Committee.
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Paralympic Star Rips Official For Calling Her Sprint Shorts 'Inappropriate'

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Paralympic world champion 'speechless' after being told her sprint briefs 'too short and inappropriate'

paralympic world champion 'speechless' after being told her sprint briefs 'too short and inappropriate'
A double Paralympic world champion has said she was left "speechless" after she was told that her sprint briefs were "too short and inappropriate".
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Tokyo 2020: Sarah Storey selected for ParalympicsGB cycling squad

Dame Sarah Storey will hoping to add to her 14 gold medals in her eighth Paralympic Games after being named in Britain's cycling squad.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Alice Tai withdraws with elbow injury

Paralympic champion Alice Tai will not compete at the Tokyo Games because of an elbow injury.
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No high-fives, cheering or alcohol: Tokyo Olympics will be 'safe and secure' but not much fun

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High fives, talking loudly and drinking alcohol are just some of the things that have been banned by organisers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
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