The 6th edition of the Parapan American Games will be held in Lima continuing with a tradition that started in 1999 with 4 sports: wheelchair basketball, Para athletics, Para swimming, Para table tennis.
The Lima 2019 Parapan American Games will host 1890 athletes from 33 countries, who will participate in17 sports and 18 disciplines. The competitions will take place between August 23 and September 1, 2019. Is worth highlighting that all our venues will have accessibility for athletes and officers who will arrive at the Parapan American Games that will take place 12 days after the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
The competition is full of challenges, especially because these Games will have direct qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
GLOSSARY PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
In order to use proper language and help others, we should know the correct terms.
The prefix Para (always capitalized) for Para sports means “beside” or “closely related” as the Paralympic Movement works in parallel with the Olympic Movement and refers to all sports performed by athletes with an impairment.
RELATED TO ATHLETES
RELATED TO SPORT
RELATED TO THE PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
con discapacidad física
con discapacidad visual
|English||Person/People with an
|Vision impaired people||Impairment||Increase awareness||Para*|
|Correct||Athlete/person with an impairment||Athlete/person with an impairment||Athlete/person with an impairment||Athlete with an impairment||Athlete/person with a physical impairment||Athlete/person with a physical impairment||Athlete/person with a visual impairment||Athlete/person with a visual impairment||Athlete/Person with a visual impairment|
|Incorrect||Disabled athlete/person||Invalid||People with different abilities||People with special abilities||Handicapped person||Cripple||Blind person||Sightless||Retarded person|