The Paralympic Games. By Balayan Marne, form 9a, school 29. Teacher: Yankelevich E.V.
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The Paralympic Games
By Balayan Marne, form 9a, school 29.
Teacher: Yankelevich E.V.
The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.
The originsoftheParalympicGamesarecreditedtoneurologistandneurosurgeon, ProfessorLudwigGuttmann.The SecondWorldWarinfluencedanewoutlookontheissueofrehabilitationforpeoplewithdisabilities.
In 1944, ProfessorGuttmannfoundedamedicalcenteratStoke-Mandeville
Hospital (UK) forthetreatmentofpeoplewithspinalcordinjuries.
Later, hebecameafounderoftheInternationalStoke-Mandevillegamesforpeoplewithinjuriesofthelocomotorapparatus. Thesegamesweretheprototypefor
There have been several milestones in the Paralympic movement. The first official Paralympic Games were held in Rome in 1960. 400 athletes from 23 countries competed at the 1960 Games. Since 1960, the Paralympic Games have taken place in the same year as the Olympic Games. The Games were initially open only to athletes in wheelchairs; at the 1976 Summer Games, athletes with different disabilities were included for the first time at a Summer Paralympics. With the inclusion of more disability classifications the 1976 Summer Games expanded to 1,600 athletes from 40 countries.
The 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea, was another milestone for the Paralympic movement. It was in Seoul that the Paralympic Summer Games were held directly after the Olympic Summer Games, in the same host city, and using the same facilities. This set a precedent that was followed in 1992, 1996 and 2000. It was eventually formalized in an agreement between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2001, and was recently extended through 2020.
There are Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held immediately following the Olympic Games
The first Winter Paralympic Games were held in 1976 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. This was the first Paralympics in which multiple categories of athletes with disabilities could compete.
The Winter Games were celebrated every four years on the same year as their summer counterpart, just as the Olympics were. This tradition was upheld until the 1992 Games in Albertville, France; after that, beginning with the 1994 Games, the Winter Paralympics and the Winter Olympics have been held in those even numbered years separate from the Summer Games.
There are twenty Paralympic sports on the Summer Paralympic program and there are five Paralympic sports on the Winter Paralympics program. Within some of the sports are several events. For example, alpine skiing has a slalom and giant slalom.
All ParalympicGamesaregovernedbytheInternationalParalympicCommittee (IPC).It comprises 174 National Paralympic Committees (NPC) and four disability-specific international sports federations. The president of the IPC is Philip Craven, a former Paralympian from Great Britain. In his capacity as head of the IPC, Craven is also a member of the International Olympic Committee. The IPC's international headquarters are in Bonn, Germany. The IPC is responsible for organizing the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.
The president of the IPC is Philip Craven,a former Paralympian from Great Britain.
IrekZaripovAyratovich-Russiansportsman, MeritedMasterofSportsofRussia, four-timechampionoftheParalympicsWinterGamesin 2010 inVancouver.
DmitryMedvedevandIrekZaripovontheOrder "ForServicestotheFatherland» IV degreeOrder "ForServicestotheFatherland» IV degree (26 March 2010) - foroutstandingcontributiontothedevelopmentofphysicalcultureandsports, highathleticachievementsatthe X ParalympicsWinterGames 2010 inVancouver (Canada)
MariaIovleva - doubleParalympicschampionandsilvermedalistParalympicsWinterGames 2010 inVancouver. HonoredMasterofSportsofRussia.
AnnaMilenina (Burmistrov) (bornJuly 15, 1986, Krasnoturinsk, SverdlovskOblast, RSFSR, USSR) - a Paralympicschampion, MeritedMasterofSportsofRussia.
Sergey V. Shilov - six-timechampionoftheParalympicsGames, thefour-timeEuropeanchampionandawinneroftheWorldCupskiracing, awinnerofthecontinentalchampionshipinathletics.HonoredMasterofSportsofRussiainskiing, world-classathleteinbiathlon, world-classathleteintrackandfield, a candidatemasteroforienteering.
For many years Russia had no impediment – free environment. Stairways, lifts and doors – all these were designed as if the country didn’t have people with disabilities. The situation is changing dramatically thanks to the Sochi Games. Russia has a unique opportunity to integrate people with disabilities into the life of society. Transport, roads, sports and social infrastructure will provide a model for an impediment-free environment for the whole country.Paralympic sport, the Paralympic movement have more important goals: to change society’s attitude towards people with disabilities.