Paralympics: past, present and future, Tony Sainsbury
This lecture provides an analysis of the emergence of the Paralympic Movement, from its origins at the Stoke Mandeville Games to the agreement between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that has shaped the organisation of the Paralympic Games. Insight is provided into the nature of Paralympic sports, their organisation and infrastructural requirements. Consideration is also given to the key issues and challenges facing the Paralympic Movement including its classification system for athletes, doping and the IPC-IOC agreement.
Tony Sainsbury is sport consultant and is working as Paralympic Games Project Manager for the London 2012 Olympic bid.