Category: Paralympics

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Long-forgotten films shed light on 1964 Tokyo Paralympics

“The 1964 Paralympics were officially known as the “International Games for the Physically Handicapped,” but the Tokyo event marked the first time that the term “paralympics” came into wide, albeit then unofficial, use. It is now considered by the International Paralympic Committee to have been the second Paralympics after the 1960 Rome Games, which were also called the Paraplegic Olympics.”