2016 Summer Paralympics

2016 Summer Paralympics

2016 Summer Paralympics

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The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games will be the fifteenth Paralympics and will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. The host city of the Games was announced at the 121st IOC Session (which was also the 13th Olympic Congress) held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009.

Venues

Barra Cluster

  • Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Swimming
  • Olympic Hockey Stadium - Football (5-a-side and 7-a-side)
  • Olympic Tennis Stadium - Wheelchair Tennis
  • Olympic Training Centre - Goalball, Judo, Wheelchair Basketball
  • Riocentro - Boccia, Powerlifting, Table Tennis
  • Rio Olympic Arena - Wheelchair Rugby


Deodoro Cluster

  • National Shooting Centre - Shooting
  • Fencing Arena - Wheelchair Fencing
  • National Equestrian Centre - Equestrian


Maracanã Cluster



Copacabana Cluster



Sports

The 2016 Summer Paralympic program is scheduled to feature 22 sports. Initially seven sports began the bidding for inclusion in the 2016 program. Badminton, basketball for athletes with learning disabilities which was previously dropped after being an event at the 2000 Paralympics, canoeing, golf, powerchair football, taekwondo and triathlon all applied to be...
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