Danelle and Rob compete in the VI alpine ski events during the Winter Paralympic Games. If you’re not
familiar with the Paralympic Games, read on…
The Paralympic Games are for elite athletes with physical disabilities. Disability categories include:
The Winter Paralympics take place two weeks after the Olympics; same goes for the Summer Paralympics. The Paralympic Games are held in the same location, at the same venues, as the Olympic Games.
Just as in the Olympics, athletes compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
The Winter Paralympic Games feature five sports:
Both alpine and Nordic Skiing are further separated into “standing,” “sitting” and “visually impaired” categories to fairly match athletes against like abilities.
In Vancouver (2010), more than 600 athletes from 40 countries competed. 13 women and 37 men represented Team USA.