ParaSport Spokane is all about sport for kids and adults with physical disabilities. Aligning with the global Paralympic Sport movement, the sports that ParaSport Spokane offers are all contested at the Paralympic Games.
What does Paralympic mean?
Paralympic means parallel. As in, the Paralympic sport system is parallel to the Olympic sport system. Athletes who compete within Paralympic sports have physical disabilities.
There are four groups of athletes with physical disabilities commonly found within the Paralympic movement:
- Athletes who use wheelchairs
- Athletes with visual impairments & blindness
- Athletes who are amputees
- Athletes with cerbral palsy and neurological impairment
For more information on the Paralympic sport movement, Paralympic Sports and the Paralympic Games, visit US Paralympics.