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the Paralympics or the Parallel Olympics


  1. . a sporting event, modelled on the Olympic Games, held solely for disabled competitors Also known as

Example Sentences Including 'the Paralympics'

Around 45,000 volunteers will be needed to keep the Games running smoothly, and another 15,000 will help out at the Paralympics.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Just one class, the 2.4mR, competed at the Paralympics on the Saronic Gulf yesterday while the Sonar class sailors enjoyed a day of rest.
Yachting Boating World (2004)
WHEN Chantel Wolfenden was seven, she told her mother she wanted to swim at the Paralympics.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
You don't see people in the Paralympics saying they couldn't train for the 400-metre race because their legs didn't work.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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