The Sao Paulo 2017 Organising Committee has launched the official website for the fourth Youth Parapan American Games, which will take place in the Brazilian city from 20-25 March.
All the latest news, competition schedule and general information about the participant countries, the event and the 12 sports can now be found in Portuguese, Spanish and English on www.saopaulo2017.com
Live results will also be provided during the competition.
Around 1,000 athletes, aged 12-20 years old, from more than 20 countries are expected to participate in the fourth Youth Parapan Ams, with 12 sports being contested: athletics, boccia, football 5, football 7, goalball, judo, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis.
The last edition of the Youth Parapan Ams was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2013, attracting more than 600 athletes from 16 countries, who competed across 10 sports. Brazil topped the medal table and 15 countries reached the podium at least once.
Barquisimeto, Venezuela, staged the inaugural edition in 2005, with athletes from 10 countries competing, whilst a total of 14 countries attended the event in Bogota, Colombia, in 2009.