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News posted on Friday 26th April, 2024

What’s new in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games?

Aerial artists impression of a grand old grey building with a colourful sports field in front.

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will take place from 28 August to 8 September 2024. This will be the first ever summer Paralympic Games hosted by France. The event will bring together 4,400 of the world’s most outstanding Paralympic athletes. The programme will include 22 sports and 549 events.

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will feature a record number of medal events and athlete slots for women, as well as more competition opportunities for athletes with high support needs. The Games will include a record 235 medal events for women, eight more than at Tokyo 2020.

Paris 2024 is thinking big and reinventing the template for opening ceremonies by organising a showstopping celebration away from the traditional stadium setting – right in the heart of Paris between Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sports programme will include 22 sports:

  • Para athletics
  • Para archery
  • Para badminton
  • Blind football
  • Boccia
  • Para canoe
  • Para cycling
  • Para equestrian
  • Goalball
  • Para judo
  • Para powerlifting
  • Para rowing
  • Shooting Para sport
  • Sitting volleyball
  • Para swimming
  • Para table tennis
  • Para taekwondo
  • Para triathlon
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Wheelchair fencing
  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Wheelchair tennis

The 22 sports included in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games programme promise a thrilling display of skill and athleticism. From Para athletics and Wheelchair basketball to sitting volleyball and Para swimming, these sports will captivate audiences and inspire viewers worldwide.

There will be no new disciplines at the Paralympic Games, but Para badminton will begin its second-ever Paralympic appearance in Paris on 29 August. This new Paralympic discipline enjoyed great success in Tokyo.

As the Paralympic movement continues to grow and evolve, Paris 2024 is leading the way with its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and sporting excellence. Get ready to witness history in the making as the world comes together to celebrate the world’s best Para athletes at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

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