Paralympic GamesThe Paralympic Games are a special Olympics for disabled athletes.
Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition in 1948 which became known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, involving World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries; in 1952 competitors from the Netherlands took part. The first Olympic Style games for disabled athletes were held in Rome in 1960 which became the Paralympics. The first Winter Paralympics were held in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in 1976. The Games are now always held alongside the Olympic Games as on June 19, 2001 an agreement was signed between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) securing this practice for the future.
The old IPC logo denotes three Tae-Geuks, one in red, blue and green. The three Tae-Geuks symbolise the most significant components of the human being: Mind, Body, Spirit. "Mind, Body, Spirit" was adopted as the IPC motto.
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