“Pathway to the Paralympics,” is a new infographic that represents the evolution of the Paralympics. As you’ll see, the “Wheelchair Games,” have come a long way since they began in London in 1948. The Paralympics is now the second largest international multi-titled sports event, just behind the Olympics.
Did you know that first Paralympics Winter Games was held in Sweden?—Or that the term “Paralympics” was only made official in 1984? An estimated 4,350 athletes are slated to compete in the 2016 summer Paralympics games in Rio de Janeiro.
Scroll down to get a detailed history of the games that’s fun and easy to follow.