By Steve Bailey
This present day the Paralympic move is regarded as an international carrying phenomenon attracting hundreds of thousands of athletes from an ever-increasing variety of international locations. Athlete First presents a completely researched historical past and research of the Paralympic stream, together with the advance and company of the overseas Paralympic Committee. in addition to recounting authentic achievements and occasions, the e-book examines the location of recreation and foreign pageant for individuals with a incapacity inside of their altering ancient context and on the subject of the Olympic flow and able-bodied activity.
- The first historical past of the origins and improvement of the Paralympic movement
- Examines disabled activity and foreign festival inside their altering historic context
- Includes info of key avid gamers within the circulation – off and on the field
Written in an available kind by way of a acknowledged historian Athlete First will end up helpful to researchers and execs focused on the sector of activity and incapacity in addition to activity scientists and actual schooling experts with an curiosity in activities heritage.
The writer appreciates the position performed by way of the foreign Council of activity technological know-how and actual schooling (ICSSPE) in bringing this book to fruition, and recognizes the monetary information supplied by way of the foreign Olympic Committee.Content:
Chapter 1 A show off 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, now not equivalent: 1980 to 1988 (pages 43–90):
Chapter five construction Bridges now not 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 recreation is set Emotion: 2000 to 2004 (pages 225–263):
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As well as numerous social events during the Games, the competitors, escorts and officials were taken on an excursion to the serene mountain resort of Hakone, and with a police escort throughout, they felt very special indeed. At one point hundreds of children lined the streets welcoming them with traditional flag waving and cheering. The scientific meeting of the International Medical Society of Paraplegia took place in Tokyo, with the further sharing of beneficial technical and medical research findings.
It had become normal by this time for medical experts from all over the world to spend time observing and working with Guttmann at Stoke before taking their experiences back to help shape procedures at home. THE STOKE MANDEVILLE SPIRIT GOES INTERNATIONAL The first competitive team sport developed at Stoke Mandeville was wheelchair polo, emerging in the autumn of 1944. The players were soon taking on local teams of able-bodied men, earning the nickname ‘the professionals’ for their expertise and for their almost invincible record.
The Director of the ILAN Sports Centre, Gershon Huberman, directed the sports programme, now expanded further to include lawn bowls, women’s wheelchair basketball and 100 m men’s wheelchair race for the first time. The events were: archery, athletics, wheelchair basketball, dartchery, fencing, 32 ATHLETE FIRST lawn bowls, powerlifting, snooker, swimming and table tennis. Classification systems had been adjusted and were applied in swimming, wheelchair basketball and athletics. The Australian swimmer Lorraine Dodd made a particularly great impact on the capacity crowds at the pool as she powered her way to three wins.
Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement by Steve Bailey