The first Paralympic Games took place in Rome in 1960, with 400 athletes from 23 countries battling it out for gold in their respective sports. Since then, they have taken place every four years and entertained millions of people around the world. As we get ready for the latest edition of the Paralympics, let's look at some of the inspiring stories that have defined this great event.
The Paralympics emerged from the Stoke Mandeville Games, which was organised during the London 1948 Olympics for injured servicemen and women. There were just 16 athletes at the first even [...]