Why was the Paralympics introduced?

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The Paralympicss were introduced in 1960 in Rome. They are really important because it give disabled people the chance to do things they really want to do and it shows us that disabled people are equal to us and they can do anything they want if they can just belive in themselves.

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They were introduced because the paralymians (as we call them now) were competing in the normal Olympics, and the public thought they had an advantage, but they didnt want them to not be able to compete, so they invented the paralympics. I hope this helped ;D

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