By Steve Bailey
This present day the Paralympic stream is known as a world carrying phenomenon attracting millions of athletes from an ever-increasing variety of international locations. Athlete First offers a completely researched background and research of the Paralympic circulate, together with the advance and supplier of the foreign Paralympic Committee. in addition to recounting actual achievements and occasions, the e-book examines the location of game and overseas festival for individuals with a incapacity inside of their altering ancient context and with regards to the Olympic flow and able-bodied game.
- The first background of the origins and improvement of the Paralympic movement
- Examines disabled recreation and overseas pageant inside of their altering old context
- Includes information of key gamers within the flow – off and on the field
Written in an available kind by way of a known historian Athlete First will turn out helpful to researchers and pros taken with the sector of activity and incapacity in addition to recreation scientists and actual schooling experts with an curiosity in activities heritage.
The writer appreciates the function performed by way of the overseas Council of game technological know-how and actual schooling (ICSSPE) in bringing this e-book to fruition, and recognizes the monetary information supplied by way of the foreign Olympic Committee.Content:
Chapter 1 A exhibit of skill (pages 1–12):
Chapter 2 An Air of Hopelessness (pages 13–21):
Chapter three The period of improvement: 1960 to 1980 (pages 23–41):
Chapter four reasonable, no longer equivalent: 1980 to 1988 (pages 43–90):
Chapter five construction Bridges no longer partitions: 1988 to 1992 (pages 91–137):
Chapter 6 Spirit in movement: 1992 to 1996 (pages 139–189):
Chapter 7 fix What wishes fix? 1996 to 2000 (pages 191–224):
Chapter eight game is set Emotion: 2000 to 2004 (pages 225–263):
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Extra info for Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement
A points system was recommended, such as the one that had been successfully employed in the United States. At the next Games the points system was lauded as a great improvement, and added to the excitement and enjoyment of the appreciative spectators. The International Olympic Committee, watching the Paralympic Movement with interest, contacted the International Stoke Mandeville Games Committee to object officially to its use of the word ‘Paralympics’. This did not seem to cause too much consternation within the close-knit group of dedicated individuals on the Committee, and even Ludwig Guttmann saw no need for blood to be spilt over this.
The Italian fencers struck not only gold, but took nine medals altogether. Franco Rossi stood out as a particularly dynamic and worthy example of the peak of elite sport. Wheelchair basketball was very popular with the spectators, especially supporting the United States team in their victories over Israel and the Netherlands. In Rome there was a gathering of learned specialists sharing their expertise, and a great opportunity for medical staff accompanying competitors to share ideas and best practice.
In Rome there was a gathering of learned specialists sharing their expertise, and a great opportunity for medical staff accompanying competitors to share ideas and best practice. The time of the Rome Games also saw the foundation of International Medical Society of Paraplegia – scientific meetings had first taken place at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1955, but Guttmann suggested the formation of a society following the meetings at the Rome Games and it formally saw life in 1961. As expected, Guttmann took on the Presidency.
Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement by Steve Bailey