oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Striving for fairness in Paralympic sport : support from applied sport science

Volume 26, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



In 1948, Sir Ludwig Guttmann organised a sports competition involving World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries in Stoke Mandeville, England. Dr Guttmann worked towards rehabilitating World War II soldiers by involving them in competitive sports. Four years later, competitors from the Netherlands joined the games and an international movement was born.

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