Paralympic Legacies

David Legg and Keith Gilbert (eds)

Published by Sport & Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Electronic $US15.00

Legacy remains one of the most important issues relating to multisport mega-events across the globe and it could be argued that the development of legacy is one of the most urgent imperatives in elite sport. In this regard the Paralympics is no exception to the quest for long term legacy; however, little in the way of documentation appears to be forthcoming from the International Paralympic community in this regard. This book reviews the concept of legacy across previous Paralympic Games by providing a series of chapters under the headings of ‘The Paralympic Legacy Debate’, ‘Paralympic City Legacies’, ‘Emerging Issues of Paralympic Legacy’ and ‘Reconceptualising Paralympic Legacies’. The issues arising are discussed in terms of a meta-analysis of the author’s work and offer interesting ideas which if taken up by the International Paralympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, Bid Committees, OCOG’s and major sports could change the face of Paralympic legacy towards the positive forever.

Keywords: Paralympics, Sport, Disabilities

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 1.771MB). Published by Sport & Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. David Legg

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Recreation, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Legg is a Professor at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. He has a long term interest in disability sport and is a member of the Canadian National Paralympic Committee. He has presented his research internationally at many professional conferences, most recently in Doha, Qatar and he has just returned from a sabbatical year in Australia.

Dr Keith Gilbert

University of East London, UK

Dr. Keith Gilbert is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Disability, Sport and Health in the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience at the University of East London, London, United Kingdom.


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