Why isn't there more mental and psychic representation?

To date, 3 para sports are open at the Paralympic Games to para athletes with a mental or psychological disability:

  • Para athletics

  • Para swimming

  • Para table tennis

Disciplines and disability representation are the responsibility of the International Paralympic Committee.

Every 4 years, applications are reviewed to determine whether other eligible para sports or disabilities should be included.

In addition, the Virtus Global Games is an international competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities, some of whom have additional conditions such as Down syndrome or autism spectrum disorders.


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