History of the PARALYMPICS

Buehler, Elaine
February 2008
Soldiers;Feb2008, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p34
The article discusses the history of the Paralympics, an Olympic-style games for athletes with disabilities. The idea of games for disabled athletes began in 1948, after Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition for injured British war veterans in Stoke Mandeville, England. The Paralympics was organized for the first time in 1960 in Rome. Said competition emphasizes on the participant's athletic achievements rather than their disabilities.


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