Monday , 17 June 2024

The first Winter Paralympics to have gender parity of medal events

Beijing 2022 could be the first Paralympic Winter Games to have gender parity in the number of medal events for men and women, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced. At its meeting in London, Great Britain, the IPC Governing Board approved the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games medal event programme and athlete quotas, also confirming that Beijing 2022 could be the biggest Winter Games to date.

Beijing 2022 will feature a maximum of 748 Para athletes and up to 82 medal events - two more than last year’s Games. In addition to having 39 medal events for men, up to 39 events for women.

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