2016 Summer Paralympics
|Host city||Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Motto||A new world|
(Portuguese: Um mundo novo)
|Events||528 in 22 sports|
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. These Games saw the introduction of two new sports to the Paralympic program: canoeing and the paratriathlon.
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- "Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games". BBC News. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009.