Sports for Athletes with Disabilities: Future Considerations
At the forefront of current issues in the field of sports for the disabled is the inclusion of athletes with disabilities in the Olympic games. In short, today’s athletes with disabilities regard themselves as worthy of Olympic athlete status as their nondisabled counterparts. While the goal of this movement may not be total inclusion in Olympic competition (ie., all disabilitiy groups and all sports/events practised by those with disabilities), it certainly can be described as inclusion that is based on the same criteria as those established for nondisabled sports while not being disruptive to or counter to the aims and ideals of the Olympic movement.
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