2016 Summer Paralympics

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XV Paralympic Games
Host cityRio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MottoA new world
(Portuguese: Um mundo novo)
Events528 in 22 sports
Opening7 September
Closing18 September
Opened by
Estádio Olímpico
London 2012 Tokyo 2020
Sochi 2014 Pyeongchang 2018

The 2016 Summer Paralympics (Portuguese: Jogos Paralímpicos de Verão de 2016), the 15th Summer Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities. It was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 to 18 September 2016.

The Games was the first time a Latin American and South American city hosted the event, the second Southern Hemisphere city and nation, the first one being the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney.[1] These Games saw the introduction of two new sports to the Paralympic program: canoeing and the paratriathlon.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games". BBC News. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009.