What Sports Are in the Winter Paralympics?

Blind skierWith the Winter Olympics about to begin in Beijing, you might wonder if -- like the Summer Olympics – there will be a Paralympics.  Yes!  It’ll follow the Olympics by about 2 weeks.  You might also wonder what sports are included, and if blind or visually impaired athletes will participate.  The primary winter Paralympics sports are ice hockey, snowboard, and wheelchair curling.   Unfortunately, none include blind or visually impaired athletes.
Other sports include Nordic cross-country skiing, biathlon, and alpine skiing.  Luckily, this last sport IS available to blind or visually impaired skiers.

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