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The Paralympic Games explained

Author: Ian Brittain
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Brittain
ISBN: 9780415476584 0415476585 9780415476591 0415476593 9780203885567 0203885562
OCLC Number: 244057438
Description: xi, 172 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The history and development of the Paralympic Games --
The olympic movement and the Paralympic Games --
The governance of paralympic sport --
Disability and the body --
The broader social issues of disability within society and their impact on sports participation --
Media, marketing and disability sport --
Major issues within the paralympic movement --
The under representation of women and athletes with high support needs at the Paralympic Games --
International perspectives on paralympic participation --
The Special Olympics, intellectual disability and the Paralympic Games.
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