The Youth Parapan American Games have started!

English: Pictogram for Athletics of the Olympi...

English: Pictogram for Athletics of the Olympics and Paralympics 2008 Deutsch: Symbol für Leichtathletik von Olympia und den Paralympics 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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/Events

 

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