Since their creation in 1960 in Rome, the Paralympic Games have regularly smiled on the sportsmen of the department, with a good harvest of medals. This year, all eyes are on the Nogentaise Margot Boulet (rowing).

The first Handisports Games were created in 1960 in Rome, the same year as the Olympic Games being held in the same city. The following, in 1964 were also held in the same city as that of the Games for the able-bodied: Tokyo. Subsequently, however, the Handisports Games will no longer take place in the same Olympic cities.