First Paralympic Games in Berlin, 1888
Sir Ludwig Guttman organised a competition/game for disabled army veterans Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom. (known as the Stoke-Mandeville Games for the Paralysed)
Paralympics are Reopen/is widely introduced after the War in 1960, by Sir Ludwig Guttman.
Special Olympics is Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
A variety of disability groups were added and the idea of merging together disability groups for international sports competition.
First Winter Paralympic Games in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden.
179 athletes from Seoul entered, making it the Largest group in History to have entered the games.
Disability Sports Australia established
Australian Disability Sport was formed by a group of sports people.
Australian Paralympic team finished fifth with 81 medals
Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro - Four Paralympic athletes beat the Olympic gold medal time.
More than 200 world records set.
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.
Special Olympic celebrate 40 years