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The first Games for athletes with a disability were held in 1948 in Stoke Mandeville, England.Four years later, athletes from the Netherlands joined the Games; thus the international movement, now known as the Paralympic movement, was born
Fifteen sports on the Paralympic programme are shared with the Olympic Games: Archery, Athletics, Wheelchair Basketball, Cycling, Equestrian, Wheelchair Fencing, Football 5-a-side, Football 7-a-side, Judo, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis, Volleyball.
The four “unique” sports that are played at the Paralympic Games are: Boccia, Goalball, Powerlifting and Wheelchair Rugby
The new and renewed Olympic venues, along with the other infrastructure projects, which are currently under construction all over Greece, consist Greece’s legacy from the Games
ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Torch Relay
The Flame that will revive the Celebration. On September 9, the Paralympic Torch Relay will be lit for the ninth time in history – and this time, it will be in Athens