The evolution of the Paralympic Games

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Abstract

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
Pages19-34
ISBN (Print)978-1-876718-05-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Paralympic Games
  • Sydney
  • Australia

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    Brittain, I. S. (2008). The evolution of the Paralympic Games. In R. Cashman, & S. Darcy (Eds.), Benchmark Games: The Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (pp. 19-34). Petersham, New South Wales: Walla Walla Press.