9 - 18 March 2018


4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which begin exactly 2.5 weeks after the end of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and take place in the exact same location and venues, will run from 7-18 September 2016 (8-19 September, NZST). Held every four years, the Summer Paralympic Games are the world’s largest multi-sport event for disabled athletes. Amongst the sweeping vistas of Rio de Janeiro, over 4,350 athletes from 178 countries are expected to compete in 22 sports, across 526 medal events.

The New Zealand Paralympic Team is currently made up of 31 Para-Athletes and 33 Support Staff. Together, the team is targeting an ambitious 18 medals, including 12 gold medals, and hopes to retain its title as number one in the world medals per capita - a title it first won at the London 2012 Paralympic Games four years ago. For the first time in more than a decade, all kiwis will be able to see the New Zealand Paralympic Team live in action on free-to-air TV and online, thanks to TVNZ and Attitude.

Who is on the NZ Team?

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When is the NZ Team Competing?

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How Do I Find Out The Latest NZ News?

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Can I Support Our Paralympians?

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What Para-Sports is NZ Contesting?

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Where Can I Watch the Games Live?

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Can I Join In The Conversation?

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Information For Para-Athletes

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This website has only been made possible
thanks to the generous support of Sport New Zealand


Major Partners

ACCSanfordCadburyHigh Performance Sport New Zealand

Supporting Partners

Adecco Blue Star Invacare Harvey Norman VISA

New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Attitude Live BLK Maersk Oceanbridge 

Supply Partners

Simpson Gierson House of Travel Hot Events Millennium Collection

Gaming Partners

 New Zealand Racing BoardPub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust