Disability in Sport

Events

First Paralympic Games

1888

First Paralympic Games in Berlin, 1888

Games for the Paralysed

1948

Sir Ludwig Guttman organised a competition/game for disabled army veterans Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom. (known as the Stoke-Mandeville Games for the Paralysed)

Paralympic Summer Games

1960

Paralympics are Reopen/is widely introduced after the War in 1960, by Sir Ludwig Guttman.

Special Olympics

1960

Special Olympics is Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Winter Paralympic Games

1976

First Winter Paralympic Games in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden.

Toronto Paralympic Games

1976

A variety of disability groups were added and the idea of merging together disability groups for international sports competition.

Paralympics

1988

179 athletes from Seoul entered, making it the Largest group in History to have entered the games.

Disability Sports Australia (DSA)

2003

Disability Sports Australia established

Australian Disability Sport Organisation

2009

Australian Disability Sport was formed by a group of sports people.

Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

2016

Australian Paralympic team finished fifth with 81 medals

2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

2016

Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro - Four Paralympic athletes beat the Olympic gold medal time.

Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro

2016

177 Australian athletes entered the Paralympics, making it the second Largest group in History, representing 16 out 22 sports. They were the ‘most-loved’ team and finished in fifth place.

Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

2016

More than 200 world records set.

Special Olympics

2016

Special Olympic celebrate 40 years

2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

2016

Australian Paralympic team finished fifth with 81 medals