Information about Paralympic Games

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Tokyo will be the first city that hosts the Paralympic Games twice.

About the Paralympics
The Paralympics are another Olympic event; in this case, for the disabled. The Games are also held every four years, after the Olympic Games, and are held at the same venue. In the XIV Paralympic Games in 2012 (London, UK), about 4,300 athletes from a record number of 164 countries and regions competed in 20 separate sports.
To take part in the Paralympic Games, athletes have to meet strict screening standards, which are designated by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). More athletes at higher levels participate in the Games every time they are held. In the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, 448 Olympic records and 304 world records were established.