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Q: Are the paralympics held in the same country as the olympics?
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Where were the last Paralympics held in 2008?

Paralympics are always held in the same venue as the Olympics. So in 2008 both the Olympics and the Paralympics were held in Bejing, China

Was there Paralympics in 1972?

Yes, in 1972, the Fourth Summer Paralympics were held Heidelberg, in West Germany and were intended for wheelchair athletes only. It wasn't held in the same city as the Summer Olympics.

Where has the paralympics been held?

Where ever the spazes live they are scared of hights

What is the same about the Paralympics and the Olympics?

they are both world traditions they are both world traditions

Who held the first Olympics?

The first Summer modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. The first Paralympic Games were held in London, England in 1948. The Paralympics have been held immediately after the Olympics in the same location since the Seoul Games in 1988.

What is the Paralympics about?

ParalympicsThe Paralympics were created by Ludwig Guttman in 1948. This was created after WW2(world war 2)It involved WW2 veterans that had spinal injuries.There are Summer and Winter Paralympics.So far there has been 13 Paralympic games.The people in the paralympis include injuries like mobility disabilities,amputations,blindness and cerebral palsy.The paralympics is the Olympic event for disabled sportsmen/women. They start on 29th August 2012.Paralympic Games are the games for the disabled atheletes.The Paralympic games 2008 were held in Beijing

Why is the paralympics not stating at the same time as the Olympics?

its not right to do it so its a bit wierd mabey so they can use the same venues

Why are the paralympics called paralympics?

Paralympic is a combination of the words "paraplegic" (people with spinal injuries) and "Olympics". Another more formal explanation is "para" is Greek for beside or alongside and the Paralympics are held at the same time as the Olympics.....parallel/alongside.

Were the 1980 Olympics held in Moscow?

The summer Olympics were held in Moscow and the winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, NY. The winter and summer Olympics were held during the same year prior to 1994

Do the Paralympics run side by side with modern Olympics?

They follow on, normally a couple of weeks later, but using the same facilities.

Why should the Olympics and the Paralympics be held at the same time?

NO, they should not. Are you out of your mind? I want a longer summer of sport, and more importantly, a longer summer to sit on my aborigonal bottom to watch TV all day. Enough bullfrog please.

Are the summer Olympics held on same date?