Thursday, 20 May 2010

Paralympic Games.

What does paralympic mean?

The present formal explanation for the name "Paralympic" is that it derives from the Greek preposition παρά, pará ("beside" or "alongside") and thus refers to a competition held in parallel with the Olympic Games. The Summer Games of 1988 held in Seoul was the first time the term "Paralympic" came into official use...
from Wikipedia

However, the Olympic Games are already run in parallel, since men and women compete in separate events

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