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Paralympics 2016



4350 athletes from 160 countries; 11 days of fierce competition in 23 different sports disciplines - September 7 marks the opening day of the 15th Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

We're the Superhumans!

Watch two great videos and be inspired by the daring spirit of some of the 4350 Paralympic athletes getting ready for Rio 2016.

Rio calling – Volunteering at the Paralympics

On September 7, the 15th Summer Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro. Allianz employee Gustavo Franca will be helping out as a volunteer.

Markus Rehm - up, up, and away!

Markus Rehm is representing Germany in Rio, competing in the long jump category. Having won gold at the 2012 Paralympics, he currently holds the Paralympic world record for long jump with 8.40m.

Lighting the Paralympic fire

Allianz employee David Rogers will be carrying the Paralympic torch at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

“Respect is the hardest medal to win”

With elaborate equipment the Paralympic athletes fight for medals in many different sports disciplines.

A quick summary of the disciplines at the Paralympic Games.

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Allianz's Paralympic Partnerships

Allianz has been a partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 2006, and became its first International Partner in 2011.

Paralympics Media Center

Watch more Paralympics videos and have a look at infographics and photos describing the games and different disciplines.

Paralympics 2016

Visit the official page of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio to get all information on latest news, the athletes, how to get there and how to support.