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Brief history of Olympics for disabled people

Brief history of Olympics for disabled people

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Olympic ideals are not something that is attainable solely by the most athletically gifted amongst us. The Paralympic competitions have become an established and respected vehicle for people to compete in a variety of sports with various disabilities. Paralympic Criteria To participate in the Paralympics, competitors must possess one of the following disabilities: visual impairment (this included total blindness), impairment of movement or some degree of paralysis due to cerebral palsy, disease or natural defect of the spinal column or amputation of part of whole limb. Sir Ludwig Guttmann The Paralympics is a concept that can be attributed to Sir Ludwig Guttmann. Known as 'the father of sport for people with disabilities,' Ludwig Guttmann (1899-1980) was one of Germanys lea...