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Download PDF by Steve Bailey: Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement

By Steve Bailey

ISBN-10: 0470058242

ISBN-13: 9780470058244

ISBN-10: 0470724315

ISBN-13: 9780470724316

This day the Paralympic flow is recognized as a world carrying phenomenon attracting millions of athletes from an ever-increasing variety of nations. Athlete First presents a completely researched background and research of the Paralympic stream, together with the improvement and agency of the overseas Paralympic Committee. in addition to recounting genuine achievements and occasions, the ebook examines the location of activity and foreign festival for individuals with a incapacity inside their altering ancient context and when it comes to the Olympic circulation and able-bodied game.

  • The first background of the origins and improvement of the Paralympic movement
  • Examines disabled recreation and overseas festival inside of their altering historic context
  • Includes info 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 end up worthy to researchers and pros excited by the sector of game and incapacity in addition to activity scientists and actual schooling experts with an curiosity in activities history.

The writer appreciates the position performed by means of the overseas Council of activity technological know-how and actual schooling (ICSSPE) in bringing this book to fruition, and recognizes the monetary suggestions supplied by way of the overseas Olympic Committee.

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In 1927 the German sports physicians arranged a conference at which delegates from 12 countries discussed the sharing of research and future cooperation. Arising from this first gathering was the agreement to form a world body: the first official meeting of the Association Internationale Medico-Sportive (International Association for Sports Medicine), later to become the Fe´de´ration Internationale de Me´decine Sportive (FIMS) was held in St Moritz, Switzerland during the Olympic Winter Games of 1928.

The 19th century was a time of new developments in scientific discovery, particularly in medicine. Responses towards people with ailments or injuries that prevented them from normal participation in society tended to be clinical: prevent further deterioration where possible and withdraw the individual from the midst of the community to be ‘cared for’ separately. To some extent the emergence of remedial and therapeutic gymnastics improved the situation, as rehabilitation became more scientifically focused, but the overriding preoccupation was with anthropometrical testing and measurement.

Bringing together the Chicago Park District and the Kennedy Foundation, Shriver nurtured the First International Special Olympic Games in Soldier Field, Chicago, in July 1968. Special Olympics remains some distance from the Paralympic Movement, serving mostly North America and wishing mainly not to associate itself directly with the development of the International Paralympic Committee. The International Olympic Committee, as we will see, tried to bring Special Olympics and INAS-FID together so that they could ‘speak with one voice’.

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