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Sports for Everyone


The Paralympic Games will take place this summer. They will be in Paris. These games are for athletes with disabilities.

The Paralympics began in 1948. They were Ludwig Guttman’s idea. He was a doctor working in England. His patients used wheelchairs. Guttman wanted them to compete like Olympic athletes. His patients played netball. It is a little like basketball. They also had archery matches.

Years later, these games became the Paralympics. They are always held in the same year as the Olympics.