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The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition

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The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition by Ian Brittain

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 contemporary Games.

Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, it includes new material on hosting and legacy, Vancouver 2010 to Rio 2016, sport for development, and case studies of an additional ten Paralympic nations. Drawing on a range of international examples, it discusses key issues such as:

• how societal attitudes influence disability sport

• the governance of Paralympic and elite disability sport

• the relationship between the Paralympics and the Olympics

• drugs and technology in disability sport

• classification in disability sport.

Containing useful features including review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading throughout, The Paralympic Games Explained is the most accessible and comprehensive guide to the Paralympics currently available. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in so

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Ebook Details
Pages: 246
Size: 7.6 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781317404156 (DRM-PDF)

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01/18/2017
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