Arafura Games

The Arafura Games is a unique, inclusive multi-sport event where athletes with a disability compete in the same program as able-bodied athletes. Competitors from around the world compete in the week-long games held every 2 years in the Australian city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory.

Called a "meeting of Sporting Neighbours", the Arafura Games takes its name from the Arafura Sea, which lies between northern Australia and Southeast Asia. Nations along the Arafura Sea originally formed the basis of the Arafura Games, however in recent years countries from further afield have participated, including USA, England, Brazil and Liechtenstein.

The most recent Games, held in 2011, involved over 40 nations and over 2,500 athletes. The next event was to be held 11–18 May 2013 but was cancelled by the newly elected CLP government as it 'costs too much to run'

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