The Road to Rio: Medical and Scientific Perspectives on the 2016 Paralympic Games

Cheri Blauwet, Jan Lexell, Wayne Derman, Guzel Idrisova, James Kissick, Jaap Stomphorst, Yetsa Tuakli Wosornu, Peter Van de Vliet, Nick Webborn

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Abstract

In August and September of this year, the world will turn its attention to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Of interest to physiatrists, the Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 to 18, with an estimated total of 4 billion viewers. In the United States, for the first time in history, the Summer Games will be broadcast over a total of 66 hours on NBCUniversal. The Paralympic Games represent the pinnacle of elite sport for athletes with disabilities while also changing perceptions around the importance of grassroots sport and physical activity opportunities for the disability community more broadly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-801
JournalPM and R
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Health Sciences
  • Sport and Fitness Sciences

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