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Goodbye to Rio: 10 Paralympics facts

September 23, 2016

An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 13th September 2016, written by the Oxford Reference marketing team.

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"These games offer audiences a chance to be awed by the athletic elitism of international athletes with disabilities, and are renowned for their spirit of accessibility and inclusion. The Paralympics are younger than the Olympics, but in just sixty seven years they have grown to encompass more than 170 countries and 4,000 elite athletes. These athletes compete in wheelchairs, with prosthetic limbs, and without senses such as hearing or sight across more than 20 different sports.

Discover ten interesting facts about the Paralympics so that you can impress your friends and family with your knowledge."

Discover more: Read the rest of the article on the OUPblog.  

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