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ParaSports image 1The 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 andParaSports image 2 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.

ParaSports image 3Parasports officials are both able-bodied and disabled and all require a lot of training and expertise. Many parasports officials have a sports background – either parasports or able-bodied sports.

Thank you for checking out the Officials101 Parasports Collection. It is our pleasure to present 100s of links to parasport information, rules, training opportunities and more. Share your latest achievement or post a photo of a great ParaSport match. And grow the parasport family by using the ‘Share’ and “Like’ buttons on your favourite posts.

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