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Saturday, 25 August 2012

History and Logo Of Paralympics-1960

The 1960 Summer Paralympics, originally known as the 9th Annual International Stoke Mandeville Games, were the first international Paralympic Games, following on from the Stoke Mandeville Games of 1948 and 1952. They were organised under the aegis of the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation The term "Paralympic Games" was approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) first in 1984, while theInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) was formed in 1989.
The Games were held in RomeItaly from September 18 to 25, 1960, with the 1960 Summer Olympics. The only disability included in these Paralympics was spinal cord injury.

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