The 2016 Summer Paralympics

The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games have reached day 5, as more than 4,300 athletes representing 160 countries compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Competitions have already taken place in judo, cycling, track and field, swimming, archery, and more. The Games, which continue until September 18, are designed for athletes with disabilities and feature 22 sports in all. Collected here is just a small glimpse of these inspirational "superhuman" athletes as they take part in the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • © Hannah Le Leu / Ocean Art

    Winners of the 2021 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

    Some of the top images from the 13 categories of underwater photography in this year’s competition

  • Ozkan Bilgin / Anadolu Agency / Getty

    Photos of the Week: Ice Disk, Snowy Owl, Giant Ichthyosaur

    Ducklings at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, a fish-operated vehicle in Israel, a whale off the California coast, the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, and much more

  • Washington Alves / Reuters

    Heavy Rainfall Causes Severe Flooding in Brazil

    Weeks of heavy rain have inundated communities in several Brazilian states.

  • Stephanie Keith / Reuters

    Tracking Cougars to Figure Out Where to Build a Bridge

    Stephanie Keith, a photographer with Reuters, recently joined members of the Olympic Cougar Project as they tracked a wild cougar named Lilu.