How many different sports will be part of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games programme?For the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the total number of sports will be 22. Para-canoe and para-triathlon will be added to the medals programme. 28 Jul 2014
Para-triathlon’s and Para-canoeing’s addition to the Paralympic programme is going to be a monumental moment for both sports. As both sports continue to expand drastically each year, athletes remain committed to evolving with its growing demands and competitiveness.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games featured 20 sports including archery, athletics, boccia, cycling, equestrian, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.