BEGINNINGS OF THE PARALYMPIC MOVEMENT IN POLAND

  • Plominski, A.
Abstract:
The Paralympic movement in Poland was shaped in the 1960s. The first stage of the birth of the Polish Paralympic movement was the establishment in 1961 within the structures of "Start" Sports Association of a committee for physical education and sport of the disabled. The formation of the committee made it possible to build organizational and legal structures and to coordinate and finance sport of people with disabilities at central, regional and local levels. The next stage of the development of the Paralympic movement was establishing cooperation with international organizations engaged in sports activities for the disabled (Poland was the only country of the Communist bloc among the founding members of the International Sports Organisation for the Disabled – 1964). Establishing international contacts allowed disabled competitors from Poland to gain sporting experience outside the country, which resulted in a systematic increase in the sports level. At the end of the 1960s the Paralympic movement in Poland was fully formed in terms of both its organization and sport itself as evidenced by the Polish national team debut at the summer Paralympic Games (4th Summer Paralympic Games – Heidelberg 1972), resulting in sixth place in the overall medal count.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Paralympic; sport of the disabled; Poland
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
199-204
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-18-8
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/22/S08.026
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