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date: 16 May 2021

Disability Sports 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Karen P. DePAUWKaren P. DePAUW

Although opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in sport have existed for more than one hundred years, they were limited until the early- to mid-twentieth century. Since then, major international sporting bodies have been formed and elite international competitions opened up to disabled athletes. Athletes with disabilities have become more visible within the sporting world, showing that disability sport is a movement whose time has come. ...

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