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
Article written by David EJ Purdue and P David Howe from the Loughborough University, UK. "In this paper components of Bourdieu’s sociological theory will be utilized to systematically outline key constituents, and the interrelated power struggles, which shape Paralympic
Article written byAndrea Bundon and Laura Hurd Clarke from Loughborough University, UK, and The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. "Drawing on interviews with 25 athletes with disabilities and para-sport participants (coaches, volunteers, and supporters), and on posts and
Article written by David Legg, Ted Fay, Eli Wolff and Mary Hums from Mount Royal University, Canada, State University of New York at Cortland, Brown University and University of Louisville, USA. "The inclusion of athletes with a disability into
Prior to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, new statistical methods had to be developed for the enhanced syndromic surveillance during the Games. Different methods were developed depending on whether or not historical data were available. Practical solutions were needed to cope with the required daily reporting and data quality issues. During the Games, nearly 4800 signals were tested on average each day, generating statistical alarms that were assessed to provide information on areas of potential public health concern and reassurance that no major adverse incident had occurred.