Paralympic Sport As Asocial Phenomenon

Vol.10,No.2(2016)

Abstract

Sport for persons with a disability is quickly and naturally evolving as social phenomenon. This fact is documented worldwide in a variety of evidence. It is not only about the status and popularity of the Paralympic Games, but a dynamically growing number of disabled athletes and an expanding range of adaptive sports. In addition, there are programs at various levels of competitions along with the development of relevant national and international organisations, institutions, and in some cases the linking or merging of sports platforms of able bodied and handicapped athletes. Sport in the context of disabled athletes becomes a parallel extroverted device demonstrating their athletic abilities and also introverted medium which has a positive influence on the biological, psychological and sociological human nature. On the other-hand disabled people in a sporting activity is unfortunately very low.


Keywords:
disability sport; disability athletes; barriers; facilitators; participation; media coverage; coaches
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