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A2 SDG 10 - REDUCED INEQUALITIES 4 3. The first official Paralympic Games took place in Rome in the summer of 1960 with 400 athletes from 23 countries. Since then, the Paralympic Games have taken place in the same year as the Olympic Games. Since the 1988 summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the Paralympics have taken place immediately after the Olympic Games. The first Winter Paralympic Games took place in Sweden in 1976. 4. In 1948, the director of the Mandeville Hospital in London, Dr Guttman, had the idea to organise a special sports competition for some of the British World War II veteran patients of the hospital with spinal cord injuries . The event was called the 1948 International Wheelchair Games and started on the day of the opening of the summer Olympics in London. 5. The Paralympic games remind the world that people with disabilities have the right to participate in sports at all levels, competitively or not. According to the International Paralympic Committee, these games focus on the values of courage, determination, inspiration, and above all, equality. 6. The motto for the Paralympic movement is Spirit in Motion . The Paralympic anthem is Hymne de l Avenir , or Anthem of the Future (March 1996). The symbol on the Paralympic flag contains three colours: red, blue, and green because they are the colours which most frequently appear on the flags of all nations. GLOSSARY anthem: inno to award: premiare beyond: oltre blind: cieco to defy: sfidare dwarfism: nanismo to involve: coinvolgere forerunner: precursore goalball: pallarete half: mezzo injury: ferita palsy: paralisi wheelchair: sedia a rotelle to remind: ricordare spinal cord: colonna vertebrale to throw: gettare DO-IT-YOURSELF 5 Guardate il video sulla mascotte di Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games e descrivetene brevemente aspetto, abilità e alcuni sport che presenta. Poi, facendo riferimento all esercizio 4, inventate una mascotte che presenti le attività a cui avete pensato. WRITING PAIR WORK Leggi il brano e completa le frasi, poi fai una ricerca sui successi olimpici degli atleti menzionati nel testo, scegline uno e prepara una tabella con le informazioni che hai trovato. WRITING SPEAKING Amazing Athletes! The Paralympic games have fantastic athletes that defy their disabilities to show the world they can be as strong as any other athlete. Here are some of the youngest paralympic superstars. Ellie Robinson is 22 and comes from the UK. She has a rare type of dwarfism but she is an excellent swimmer and won both gold and bronze medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Ellie was awarded an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the Queen. Karé Adenegan is a British 23-yearold wheelchair racer with cerebral palsy . She made her debut at the 2016 Rio Paralympics games where she won three medals (gold, silver and bronze) and two silver medals at Tokyo 2021. Megan Shackleton is a British paralympic star aged 24. At the age of nine she had an accident that left her in a wheelchair. She started playing table tennis at Olympic level and won a bronze medal at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics. Adapted from: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/ general-history/paralympic-athletes/ 1. Paralympic athletes are as as any other athlete despite their . 2. Ellie Robinson is affected by a rare type of, but she is such an amazing athlete that the awarded her an MBE. 3. Karé Adenegan has a palsy and is a racer who made his debut at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. 4. Megan Shackleton is a tennis table player who won a medal at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics. Beijing 2022 Paralympic Mascot Unveiled posted by Paralympic Games 107

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