The name “Paralympic” derives from the Greek for “beside” or “alongside” and thus refers to a competition held in parallel with the Olympic Games.

Having grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sport events by the early 21st century, Paralympians strive for equal treatment with non-disabled Olympic athletes, but there is a large funding gap between Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

We’re loving this ad for the Paralympics, which has made us really excited for the 14th Paralympics taking place between 29 August and 9 September later this year.