Back to All Events

2016 Rio Paralympic Games


  • Barra Olympic Park Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401 Rio De Janeiro Brazil (map)

We're super excited about the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games! We'll endeavour to provide you with the most up to date schedule and links to watch the games live (when available) so you don't have to go looking for them!

See full information pack, including games schedule here

Times shown for this event are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) so make sure you're up bright and early on the Thursday the 8th of September to watch the opening ceremony!

With Rio de Janeiro as the host city, it is the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement that the Games will be held on the South American continent. The 17 days of Olympic competition will be August 5-21. More than 10,500 athletes from 204 nations are expected to participate in 28 sports.

The 12 days of Paralympic competition will be September 7-18. More than 4,350 athletes from 160 nations are expected to participate in 22 sports, including the debut of Para-canoe and Para-triathlon.

Of the total number of athletes set to take part, approximately 1,650 will be women – a 9.9 per cent increase on London 2012 and more than double the 790 who took part in the Atlanta 1996 Games. They will compete in 224 medal events, equating to 43 per cent of all medal events and a 12 per cent increase on London, with athletics, cycling and swimming providing additional events for women.