The number of sports on the Paralympic programme and the number of athletes competing continues to grow as the Paralympic Movement embraces those wishing to be part of it.
In 1960, 400 athletes from 21 nations took part in nine events. In 2012, more than 4200 from 164 countries competed in 20 sports.
But it does not stop there.
In total seven new sports made submissions to the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), in 2010 in a bid to be added to the list of sports for the Rio de Janeiro Games from September 7-18, 2016.
All were reviewed, along with existing sports, before it was announced that Para-Canoe and Para-Triathlon were the two sports chosen to make their debuts in 2016. This will take the number of sports from 20 to 22.
Para-Canoe will consist of eight events at Rio while Para-Triathlon (involving a 750m swim, followed by a 20km cycle and then a 5km run) will be open to athletes in six disability classes.