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Swimming (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 16:27 BJT

Swimming is one of the few sports to have featured at every Paralympic Games since Rome 1960, and remains one of the most popular sports on the Paralympic programme.

With the second largest number of athletes and events at the Games, Swimming is one of the most popular Paralympic sports.

Evidence of people swimming for sport dates all the way back to Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek times, and it is now a hugely popular activity all over the world. With 600 swimmers competing in nearly 150 medal events across 10 days in the new Aquatics Centre, the Swimming competition at the Paralympic Games promises plenty of excitement.

Competition dates

30 August – 8 September

Competition venue

Olympic Park – Aquatics Centre

Number of competitors

600: 340 men and 260 women

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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