10 Paralympic Games Facts That Are Overshadowed By Mainstream Olympics

Unknown facts about Paralympics.

10 Paralympic Games Facts That Are Overshadowed By Mainstream Olympics
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Within 2 weeks after the end of Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has come up with all new entertaining sports package for the world.

The Paralympics has commenced and is going to showcase the talents of various disabled people from across the world in 10 different categories, after 4 long years. A few games are similar to those of the Summer Olympics but not all.

To keep your excitement alive, here we have a few facts that might be unknown to you.

1. This is the Paralympic Games symbol.

1. This is the Paralympic Games symbol.

Meaning from three Agitos from the Latin "I move".

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2. Earlier the games were not called Paralympics.

2. Earlier the games were not called Paralympics.
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They were called Stoke Mandeville Games.

3. From 1948 to 1960, it didn't become Paralympics.

3. From 1948 to 1960, it didn't become Paralympics.
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Which means 'parallel' to Olympics.

4. Earlier, the Paralympics were only for the athletes using a wheelchair.

4. Earlier, the Paralympics were only for the athletes using a wheelchair.
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5. It was in 1976 when amputees and visually impaired athletes were included.

5. It was in 1976 when amputees and visually impaired athletes were included.
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Now there are 10 type of categories of athletes that take part.

6. The medals have small balls inside them.

6. The medals have small balls inside them.
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So that the blind athletes can hear them rattle.

7. Two sports are exclusive to Paralympics- Goalball and Boccia.

7. Two sports are exclusive to Paralympics- Goalball and Boccia.
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8. This is Trischa Zorn-the Paralympian loaded with maximum medals.

8. This is Trischa Zorn-the Paralympian loaded with maximum medals.
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She won 55 medals and 41 of them were gold.

9. Swimmer Joseph Craig was banned from a race.

9. Swimmer Joseph Craig was banned from a race.
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Because he had a tattoo of Olympic rings.

10. For the first time this year, there is an Independent Paralympic Athletes Team.

10. For the first time this year, there is an Independent Paralympic Athletes Team.
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