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Mar 1, 2005

Do U Know -Devendra Singh - Paralympics

  • A quadrennial sports event which was formalised in 1988
  • He became the first gold medallist for India in this event, in September 2004
    He is Devendra Singh
    An Anon in blogspot,Spark,Quetzal, Scorcher, & Idiot got it right :)
    Wise donkey got it wrong while writing the line “ A quadrennial sports event which was formalised in 1988 “ which has been corrected by other bloggers in the comment section. Sorry bloggers.
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  1. the paralympics - devendra singh :)

  2. anonymous, thanks for participating. next time do mention ur name in the comment :)

  3. gayatri
    hi how are you?

  4. Some comments to the same post in O3 blogsite.
    re: Do U Know 3/2/2005 10:35 AM quetzal
    Agree with Spark
    Disagree with Coffee. :)
    Paralympic Games - first held - Rome 1960. 1988 important since 1988 onwards they habe been held in the same venue as Olympics. 2001 onwards it has been made as a rule that same city will host Olympics as well as PAralympics

    Do U Know 3/2/2005 11:38 AM idiot
    In 1948, Sir Ludwig Guttmann organised a sports competition involving World War II veterans with a spinal cord-related injury in Stoke Mandeville, England. Four years later, competitors from Holland joined the Games, and the international movement, now known as the Paralympics, was born. Olympic-style games for athletes with a disability were organised for the first time in Rome in 1960. In Toronto in 1976, other disability groups were added and the idea of merging together different disability groups for international sports competitions was born. In the same year, the first Paralympic Winter Games took place in Sweden.

    The Paralympic Games have always been held in the same year as the Olympic Games. Since the 1988 Seoul Summer Games and the 1992 Albertville Winter Games, they have also taken place at the same venues as the Olympic Games. On 19 June 2001, an agreement was signed between the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee aiming to secure the organisation of the Paralympic Games. The agreement reaffirmed that the Paralympic Games, from 2008 on, will always take place shortly after the Olympic Games, using the same sporting venues and facilities.

    Since the Salt Lake 2002 Games, one organising committee is responsible for hosting both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games. Athletes from both Games live in the same Village and enjoy the same catering services, medical care and facilities. Ticketing, technology and transport systems for the Olympic Games are seamlessly extended to the Paralympics.

    Immediately following the end of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, important transformations took place to prepare for the 2002 Winter Paralympics, held from 7 to 16 March 2002. Four hundred and sixteen athletes from 36 nations competed in Alpine and Nordic skiing and ice sledge hockey at the Salt Lake City Paralympics


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