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Are there any sports events available for disabled athletes?

Pan-American Wheelchair Games

The first Pan-American Wheelchair Games were held in 1967 in Winnipeg, Canada. They marked the first time in Canadian history that "so many people with disabilities came together to celebrate abilities."

   
Are there any sports events available for disabled athletes?

Winter World Transplant Games

Last held in Salt Lake City, UT (USA), the winter edition of the World Transplant Games gives athletes who have had life-saving organ transplants the chance to participate in international winter sports events.

   
Are there any sports events available for disabled athletes?

World Summer Games for the Deaf

Rome, Italy, is the location for the 2001 World Summer Games for the Deaf, sometimes called the "Silent Games." First established in 1924, these games are the oldest continuing games outside of the Olympics and are held every four years.

   
Are there any sports events available for disabled athletes?

Winter World Games for the Deaf

The next Winter World Games for the Deaf are scheduled to be held in Sundsvall, Sweden in 2003. These Games started with very humble beginnings in 1949, hosting only 33 athletes from 5 different countries. This only served to foster the Olympic purpose "where the most important thing is not to win, but to take part."

   
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