Created By: Fadhila Iswi Deandra 19 Junior High School Jakarta
What’s Paralympic? Paralympic games are an international multi-sport event where the athletes are people with a physical disability. The explanation for the name "Paralympic" is that it derives from the Greek preposition παρά, pará ("beside" or "alongside”) and thus refers to a competition held in parallel with the Olympic Games. The categories of that allowed to compete are amputee, Cerebral Palsy, intellectual disability, wheelchair, visually impaired, and others (except: warfism, multiple sclerosis and congenital deformities)
History The first organized athletic event for disabled athletes that coincided with the Olympic Games took place on the day of the opening of the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Ludwig Guttmann of Stoke Mandeville Hospital hosted a sports competition for British World War II veteran patients with spinal cord injuries. The first games were called the 1948 International Wheelchair Games, and were intended to coincide with the 1948 Olympics. These early competitions, also known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, have been described as the precursors of the Paralympic Games.
Mascots Of Paralympic 2012 The name Mandeville, given after a village in Buckinghamshire where a forerunner to the Paralympic Games were first held. There are two stories have been created about the mascots: Out Of A Rainbow, the story of how Wenlock (Olympic Games mascots) and Mandeville came to be, and Adventures On A Rainbow, which features the children from Out Of A Rainbow meeting the mascots and trying out many different Olympic and Paralympic sports. Mandeville
Sports Of Paralympic Games Power Lifting Volley Ball Wheelchai r Rugby Shooting Wheelchai r Fencing
Sports Of Paralympic Games CyclingSailing Table Tennis Archer y Athletic s
Sports Of Paralympic Games Footba ll (7-a- side) Judo Footba ll (5-a- side) Rowing Swimmin g
Sports Of Paralympic Games Wheelchai r Tennis Goalba ll Boccia Equestria n Wheelchai r Basketball
Participating Nations Canada Fiji Australia France Germany Great Britain Italy Lithuania Netherlands New Zealand Poland Samoa Solomon Islands Sweden Tonga Turkey United States Vanuatu There Are: It’s such a pity that Indonesia isn’t compete in this major event. Maybe next time we’ll try! Hope so! xx
Values Of Paralympic Friendship: Enter a massive International event like this will increase our friend all around the world. It’s good to have many friends Courage: with their disabilities, it take a lot of nerve to show up without feeling embarrassed and do normal people things. Especially, the sports. Determination: Determination is a drive to prove oneself against all odds. The participants must have it, or else, they all will fall.
“All sports for all people.” - Pierre de Coubertin