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The Paralympics first started in 1948 when Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition which involved world war 2 veterans that had spinal injuries. Afterwards a similar event was organized in Toronto, Canada where different disability groups were added and the idea of merging together and taking part in athletic sports was a success.What sports are in the Paralympics?
Six sports are played in the Paralympic Games: para alpine skiing, para biathlon, para cross-country skiing, para ice hockey, para snowboard and wheelchair curling. Events include all the usual suspects, from the many variations of downhill and slalom skiing to snowboard cross and more.Will Paralympics be televised?
Whereas the BBC televised the Olympics, it will be Channel 4 that broadcasts the Paralympics in the UK - although the BBC will also provide radio coverage. The Paralympic Games starts with the opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 7, which will be broadcast on Channel 4 from 9pm.