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The Officials101 ParaSports Collection has the most complete collection of Referee and Umpire information, photos, news and more all related to ParaSports Officiating. We are proud to present what is probably the only webpage dedicated to officials of ParaSports.
ParaSport is sport for people with a disability. It is “para”llel to sport for able-bodied athletes, with adapted equipment or rules to make the game fun and accessible for everyone. There are also some ParaSports that do not have an able-bodied equivalent.
Parasports run the gamut – from more traditional sports like wheelchair basketball, para-skiing and sledge hockey to para-specific sports like Goalball.
Twenty-eight parasports are part of the Winter or Summer Paralympic Games, giving them a special distinction of being a Paralympic sport. Paralympic sports began with a competition for wheelchair athletes at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England in 1948 organized by Dr. Ludwig Guttmann.
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The 2016 Rio Paralympics featured 528 events in 23 sports with 225 medals for women, 265 medals for men and 38 mixed medals.
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