Football 5-a-side Paralympic Sport Pin
Football 5-a-side has been contested at the Summer Paralympics since 2004. The competition has consisted of a single event, men’s team; women have never competed. Paralympic football consists of adaptations of the sport of association football for athletes with a physical disability.
These sports are typically played using International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) rules, with modifications to the field of play, equipment, numbers of players, and other rules as required to make the game suitable for the athletes.
The two most prominent versions of paralympic football are 5-a-side football, for athletes with visual impairments, and 7-a-side football for athletes with cerebral palsy.
The pin depicts an athlete of Football 5-a-side Paralympic Sport
Product: Paralympic Pin
Pin code: #04-194-005
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection
Football 5-a-side Paralympic Sport:
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
The 2004 Summer Paralympics were held in Athens, Greece, from September 17 to September 28. The twelfth Paralympic Games, an estimated 4,000 athletes took part in the Athens programme, with ages ranging from 11 to 66. 3.806 athletes from 135 nations competed in the Athens Paralympics
A total of 1567 medals were awarded during the Athens games: 519 gold, 516 silver, and 532 bronze. China topped the medal count with more gold medals, more silver medals, and more medals overall than any other nation.
The 2004 Summer Paralympics included 19 sports. New events featured in the Games were five-a-side blind football, women’s sitting volleyball, and quads wheelchair tennis.
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