Wheelchair basketball was one of the foundation sports at the first Paralympic Games in Rome, 1960.
Wheelchair basketball is open to athletes with a physical impairment. It is played indoors on a regulation basketball court. Players are assigned a point value from 1.0 to 4.5 depending on their level of impairment. Teams consistent of 5 players and must not exceed at total of 14.0 points on the court at any one time.
For more information on Wheelchair basketball Eligibility and How to Get Involved please see the Wheelchair basketball Information Sheet (PDF – 108KB) – updated August 2021.