It's a portmanteau word where 'paraplegic' (someone unable to use one or more lower limbs) and 'Olympics' have been cobbled together. Para is a Greek word
In this context the word para means with or along side and has nothing to with paraplegic
Para come from the Greek term Equel to.
ParallelPara- in this capacity refers to "supplementary" and "ancillary". The Paralympics accompany the main Olympics.it stands for parallel because the paralympics are parallel to the Olympics
i dunno ? dont thank me for my helpAnswer Origin of the name "Paralympics" explained on this website:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralympic_Games
it is parrel or along side olympics
i participated many paralympic before
Fourth in the main games and second in the paralympics.
The paralympics are for disabled people
In 2012 Paralympics
there is an olympic flame at the paralympics