The evolution of the Paralympic Games

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    The wheelchair Games held in Rome in 1960 are now accepted as the first Paralympic Games, although at the time they were known as the Ninth International Stoke Mandeville Games. However, it took some decades for the Paralympic Games to establish both their name and their contemporary identity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBenchmark Games: The Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
    EditorsRichard Cashman, Simon Darcy
    Place of PublicationPetersham, New South Wales
    PublisherWalla Walla Press
    ISBN (Print)978-1-876718-05-3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


    • Paralympic Games
    • Sydney
    • Australia


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