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The Paralympic Games is a major international event that offers the opportunity for a wide range of athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations,��blindness, and cerebral palsy to participate in sports competitions at the international level. Held in the same country right after the Olympic Games, more than 4,000 athletes from 164 different countries participated in the 2012 London Paralympic Games. The athletes compete in different categories, which depends on their level of impairment. Below, we will continue exploring into the Paralympic Games in areas including its history, how it classifies athletes, and its major programs.