Australia has joined the ranks of other nations, including South Korea, South Africa and New Zealand, to host the world championships in Rio this summer.
Key points:Switzerland, the UK, Canada and France will all be competing in the world championshipSwitzerland and the UK have both been key partners in the development of sports scienceThe UK’s Paralympic Games have been the most successful Paralympics in recent history with a record attendance of 3.2 millionPeople from around the world will be watching from the stands of the Para Sports Arena.
The event is being held under the auspices of the World Sports Science and Sports Medicine Association and is organised by the United Nations’ Inter-Agency Group for Sport (UNIGAS).
The World Championships are the largest international sports science competitions and have been a key part of the development and sustainability of sports.
The Games are being held in Rio, the capital of Brazil.
More than 200,000 athletes from around 70 countries will compete in a number of sports, including swimming, cycling, swimming and field hockey.
It is the first time a major sporting event has been held in Brazil since the country’s Olympic bid was rejected by the IOC in 2004.
There is also a long list of other international sporting events planned for the city including the 2022 World Cup, the 2020 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Switzerland will be represented in the Paralympia by Paralympian Simone Biles, who will be competing alongside former Paralympians like Australian and American Paralympist Ryan Lochte and American Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochlin and Ryan Murphy.
She said she was “excited to be here to represent my country and Paralympism”.
Switzerland is also hosting the Paralymbics for the first and only time since 2010, in London.
“It’s really important to me that this Paralympium is a success and I think it will be,” she said.
“I’m really excited to be representing Switzerland, to see so many people in this country, and I’m really proud of our team.”
It’s a long way from the 1980s when Switzerland was ranked number 1 on the IOC’s Paralymbic rankings.
But the sport has since been hugely successful and the Swiss are the most represented country on the International Paralymping Committee (IPC).
Switzerland has been the first country to hold the Paralymics in its own country, with an event held in 1984.
The IOC has also hosted the Paralylympics in Tokyo, South Korea in 2006, and Australia in 2012.
The Paralympiad is expected to attract more than 1.5 million athletes from 39 countries, including many that are not represented at the Games in Rio.
Swiss athletes Simone Bile, centre, and Ryan Locht will compete at the Rio Paralympicon (ROPI) at the Parasports Arena in Rio on July 1, 2020.
A Paralympyst is an event in which a member of a country’s Paralymized athletes is selected by a panel of medical experts to perform a particular sport, such as swimming or cycling.
“This is really important for us because it means that these athletes have the opportunity to compete at a world-class level in a sport that’s not even in their home country,” Swiss Paralympiac Simone Bille, who has represented Switzerland at the Paralyms in London, told reporters.
“There are many different sports in Switzerland, so we’re not competing in one sport, we’re competing in a whole set of sports.”
The athletes who will compete for Switzerland at Rio will include four of the world’s best swimmers, three of the best cyclists, four of those world-leading field hockey players and four of Rio’s world-famous racers.
The athletes competing for Switzerland will include Ryan Loch, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, and Australian Ryan Murphy, who won gold in Rio in the 200m individual medley in the 2016 Games.