Sports and the Physically Challenged: An Encyclopedia of People, Events, and Organizations

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 173 pages
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This encyclopedia is a great resource for those wishing to learn more about the history of the disability sport movement. Research shows that little has been written about disability sports and the people, events and organizations that created the movement. Sports and physical activity transcend many barriers--thus, a book about disability sport and the people and events involved is likely to eradicate some of the barriers people with disabilities face, by creating a greater awareness and understanding of the abilities of people with disabilities. The comprehensive coverage of disability sport will be of interest to people in sports, recreation, and rehabilitation, as well as to those who are interested in learning more about it. The resource pages will interest people with disabilities, their families and friends. The work also includes a historical timeline of disability sport. Specific entries include: BLArchery BLInternational Blind Sports Federation BLCycling BLCerebral Palsy BLTim Nugent BLWheelchair Tennis BLParalympic Games BLSandy Dukat BLAmateur Sports Act of 1978 BLErgometer

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LINDA MASTANDREA is an accomplished athlete, attorney, advocate and author. She won 15 gold and 5 silver medals in international wheelchair track competition, including gold and silver medals at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta before retiring to pursue a career in disability law, public speaking and writing. Widely recognized as an authority on disability related topics, she has lectured to audiences worldwide on disability sport and recreation, and to nationwide audiences on topics ranging from disability sport to the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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