549 events for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

It is official that the 4,400 athletes expected to participate in the Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 will compete in 549 events and 22 sports. Following consultation with the international federations, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Paris 2024 thus adopted in Friday the sports program of the Paralympic Games in Paris from 28 August to 8 September 2024.

The actors insist on an edition that gives parity an honor. ” Quotas of female athletes increase in Paris in more than 10 Paralympic disciplines compared to Tokyo 2020 Games “, They emphasize in a press release. They specify that a record will be broken with a minimum of 1,859 female athletes, 77 more than in the last games, and 235 female events, against 227 in the Japanese capital. ” In less than 25 years, the number of women attending Paralympic events has doubled, illustrating the pace of progress, but there is still some way to go. “Says Andrew Parsons, President of the IPC, in the same press release.

“This is the first time that France is hosting the Paralympic Summer Games: we are determined to live up to this historic first”

Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024

The main changes from the Tokyo Paralympic Games concern a handful of disciplines. Para badminton will award 16 medals, two more than in Tokyo. Several Paralympic sports will see their number of events increase, such as para taekwondo (10 vs. 6 in Tokyo) or bocce (11 vs. 7), a Paralympic sport that looks a bit like petanque. The events will also be more in parakano and paratriathlon.

« The sports program for the Paris 2024 Games will benefit from a unique setting, as athletes will compete in the heart of the iconic places of Paris and its region: at the foot of the Eiffel Tower for blind football, at the Grand Palais for parataekwondo and wheelchair fencing, at Arena Champ de Mars for parajudo and wheelchair rugby, on the Esplanade des Invalides for para archery, in the park Château-de-Versailles for para-horse riding. . This is the first time that France has hosted the Paralympic Summer Games: we are determined to live up to this historic first “, Emphasizes Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024.

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