Why don't the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games take place at the same time?

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are held on different dates to avoid diluting the importance of the Paralympic event.

Furthermore, the logistics and costs involved in simultaneously organizing both events without reducing the number of participants or competitions would be monumental. Additionally, organizing them at the same time would not allow for as much visibility for Paralympic athletes, who are still relatively unknown to the public.

The Paralympic Games are not held before the Olympic Games because they are not meant to serve as a test before the Olympic Games.

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