Elite Sports

The Paralympic Games is an elite sporting event for athletes with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities. The Games are held every four years immediately after the Olympic Games and are governed by the International Paralympic Committee.

Paralympics New Zealand provides support to athletes and coaches competing at international events including the Paralympics and various World Championships.

At a grassroots level, sports are offered through a network of regional Parafed Associations, national disabled & able-bodied sports organisations. These organisations will provide a framework of competitions, clubs and coaching support

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