Paralympic Legacies: A Critical Perspective

Athanasios (Sakis) Pappous, Christopher Brown

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Paralympic legacy has received scant attention by scholars. Much of the evidence reported is based on anecdotal or post-hoc evidence. This chapter focuses on the evidence for Paralympic legacies, discussing both tangible and intangible legacies from previous Paralympic Games. The utility of the Paralympic Games as an empowering movement is briefly discussed, followed by a critical review of the legacy themes from the 2004 to 2016 Summer Paralympic Games.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies
EditorsIan Brittain, Aaron Beacom
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-47901-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-47900-6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2018


  • Paralympic Games
  • Disability sport
  • Legacy


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