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Summer Paralympics

The Paralympics are the pinnacle of sport for athletes with a disability. The first Paralympics was staged in 1960 in Rome and Paris 2024 will be the 17th such edition. A little known fact is that South Africa competed at the Paralympics during apartheid-forced isolation and participated in the 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 Games. Paris will be the 13th Paralympics South Africa has attended.