Opening Ceremonies

    CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium

    • Dress Rehearsal - August 6
    • Opening Ceremonies - August 7

    Athletics - Track and Field

    CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium

    • Training - August 3 – 9
    • Competition - August 10 – 14

    Athletics for athletes with a disability has been a part of the Paralympic program since the first Paralympic Games in 1960. Athletes compete in wheelchairs, with prostheses or under the guidance of a sighted person, depending on their disability. Athletes compete in each event against others with similar levels of disability according to their functional classification. The field events include the club throw, which is unique to para-athletics, for athletes with a minimal level of function.

    Full Schedule – Track and Field