We all know there is a big deal in the world and media when the Olympics are on or any other sporting event or championship for that matter. However we must not forget about other events that involve people with disabilities.
Since Tuesday, 15th of October the Youth Parapan American Games have started in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event gathers more than 600 attendees with an impairment, ages between 14 and 21 years old. Participants come from 17 countries, including Mexico, Venezuela, Canada and USA. The competition includes several sports such as swimming, wheelchair tennis, judo and wheelchair basketball.
The Youth Parapan American Games have been organized since 2005 as a competition that encourages young people with disabilities to exercise their talents and promote Paralympic values. For this event and other events within the Paralympic competitions, you can have a look at their website http://www.paralympic.org/EventsFollow @happytelegram
- Started Parapan Youth Games 2013 (acercandonaciones.com)
- Ontario Trails News – Announcing the Pan-Am and Parapan Am Games and a link to Ontario Trails – Thanks Ontario! (ontariotrails.blogspot.com)
- Top 10 Disabled Sports (disabledsportslaurencezarounas.wordpress.com)