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Over 4,400 athletes are participating in the Rio Paralympic Games

September 9, 2016

Around 4,432 athletes including 1,621 women athletes from 160 countries, are taking part in the Paralympic Games at Rio, Brazil.

A record 1,500 athletes would be tested for doping during the Rio games.

The competitive games will be broadcast to 154 countries and regions.

The Rio organizers have overcome many obstacles like lack of volunteers, poor ticket sales, among others to set up the major international multi-sport event.

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