The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving
athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including ...
The first Paralympic Games were held in Rome, Italy in 1960 and featured 400
athletes from 23 countries. In 1976 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden staged the first ...
Today the Paralympic Games is the biggest multi-sport event for disabled
athletes in the world. Participation spans 160 countries and covers six
The concept for the Paralympic Games was devised by Sir Ludwig Guttmann, an
English neurosurgeon, in 1948 to ... Paralympic Summer Games History.
Jan 15, 2013 ... On July 29, 1948, the day of the Opening Ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic
Games, Dr. Ludwig Guttmann organized the first competition ...
The Paralympic Games are multi-sport disability events for athletes with physical
mental and sensorial disabilities.
They left Stoke Mandeville for the first time in their history and the 1960 Games
were ... By the Toronto 1976 Paralympics, specialised racing wheelchairs were ...
The origins of the Paralympic Games can be traced back to the end of World War
II. In 1944 the British government asked Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a newly ...
The book spans a long history from the early inception of sport for wheelchair
users in the 1940s and progresses to the Sydney Paralympics. Essentially an ...
Oct 4, 2014 ... A lot has happened since the International Paralympic Committee was formed on
22 September 1989. 1989 • The IPC is created on 22 ...