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Published on Sep 7, 2012
The Paralympic Games, which end Sunday in London, have been the largest such event in history, with nearly 4,300 athletes from 160 countries taking part over 12 days. The idea of competitive sports for disabled people had its origins 60 years ago, at a British hospital only 75 kilometers from London's Olympic Park. VOA's Al Pessin visited the site in the town of Stoke Mandeville and has more.