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Paralympijský sport jako společenský fenomén
Paralympic sport as asocial phenomenon

Author(s): Tomáš Zelenka, Martin Kudláček
Subject(s): Sports Studies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita nakladatelství
Keywords: disability sport; disability athletes; barriers; facilitators; participation; media coverage; coaches

Summary/Abstract: Sport for persons is promptly and naturally evolving as social phenomenon. This fact is documented worldwide variety of evidence. It is not only about the status and popularity of the Paralympic Games, it is not only dynamically growing number of disabled athletes and the growing range of adaptive sports, sports programs and various levels of competitions, but side by side with it the development of relevant national and international organizations and institutions, and even in some cases linking or merging sports platforms of ablebodied and handicapped athletes. Sport in the context of disabled athletes become parallely extroverted device demonstrations of their athletic abilities and also introverted medium having a positive influence on the biological, psychological and sociological human nature. On the other hand disabled people sport activity involvement is unfortunately very low.

  • Issue Year: 10/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 34-43
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Czech