Home > Books > Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement
Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement
View PDF

Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement

Publication Year: 2008
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Bailey, Steve
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-05824-4
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 81
  • Description
  • Details

As well as recounting factual achievements and events, this book examines the position of sport and international competition for people with a disability within their changing historical context and in relation to the Olympic Movement and able-bodied sport

Today the Paralympic Movement is recognized as a global sporting phenomenon attracting thousands of athletes from an ever-increasing number of countries. Athlete First provides a thoroughly researched history and analysis of the Paralympic Movement, including the development and organisation of the International Paralympic Committee.

Written in an accessible style by a recognised historian, it will prove invaluable to researchers and professionals involved in the field of sport and disability as well as sport scientists and physical education specialists with an interest in sports history.

The publisher appreciates the role played by the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) in bringing this publication to fruition, and acknowledges the financial assistance provided by the International Olympic Committee.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Bailey, Steve
  • ISBN: 978-0-470-05824-4
  • Specialty:
    Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 302
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2008
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 81

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education. Uncover evidence-based literature and the latest scientific advancements that support patient treatment and lead to more cost-effective and higher quality care.
JOTM
Maternity and Infant Care A key information resource used by maternity health care professionals and student midwives worldwide to support their research, practice, and study requirements.
JOTM
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Peer reviewed and evidence-based, AJN is the oldest and most honored broad-based nursing journal in the world. Considered the profession’s premier journal with numerous awards for excellence in editing and dissemination, including several award-winning series.
JOTM
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Official journal of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, provides thorough coverage of timely topics and information that is extremely practical for daily, on-the-job use.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 11th Edition
A classic nursing reference, the fully updated 11th Edition, offers expert nursing knowledge and much-needed practical guidance on patient care.

Lippincott Visual Nursing: A Guide to Diseases, Skills, and Treatments, 3rd Edition
This colorful book for practicing nurses and nursing students provides a unique approach to learning important clinical concepts and techniques.