History Of Organised games for the disabled

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History Of Organised games for the disabledHistory Of Organised games for the disabledHistory Of Organised games for the disabled

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Photo of Louise Sauvage lightning the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Paralympic GamesThe first Games for athletes with a disability were held in 1948 in Stoke Mandeville, England. On the day of the Opening Ceremony of the 1948 Olympic Games in London, the Stoke Mandeville Games were launched and the first competition for wheelchair athletes was organised.

Four years later, athletes from the Netherlands joined the Games; thus the international movement, now known as the Paralympic movement, was born.

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