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The Paralympic Games: History and Development

December 09, 2021 Dr Chris Brown Season 1 Episode 1
Disability Sport Info
The Paralympic Games: History and Development
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In this episode, I explore the history and development of the Paralympic Games.
 
I trace the origins of the Paralympic Games and critically explore how and why the Paralympic Games has developed to be the event we know today. I then consider the relationship between the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, and how this has influenced the development of the Paralympic Games. Finally, the media coverage of Paralympians and the Paralympic Games is discussed. 

Introduction
Origin and development
IOC and IPC relationship
Media coverage
Conclusion