The impact of resource inequality upon participation and success at the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games / Ian Brittain

Brittain, Ian

Alongside the issues of health, inclusion and empowerment that are addressed as part of the sport for development agenda, the most visible challenge faced by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), with direct significance to its legitimacy as an international advocate for disability rights, is the gulf in resourcing for Para-sports, between resource-poor and resource-rich regions. This gulf creates an asymmetry between national teams, evident in levels of representation and podium success at Para-sport events, significant enough to challenge the very notion of the Paralympic Movement as truly international in its reach.

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