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Author Cashman, Richard I.

Title Benchmark games : the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games / [edited by] Richard Cashman and Simon Darcy ; with a foreword by Karen Tighe
Published Petersham, N.S.W. : Walla Walla Press in conjunction with the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, [2008]


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Description x, 278 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents PART 1: BECHMARKS BEFORE 2000 -- 1. Introduction (Richard Cashman and Simon Darcy) -- 2. The evolution of the Paralympic Games (Ian Brittain) -- 3. Paralympic benchmarks before 2000 (Richard Cashman) -- PART 2: THE SYDNEY 2000 PARALYMPIC GAMES -- 4. The benchmark Games (Richard Cashman) -- 5. Paralympic planning (Simon Darcy) -- 6. Media and representation (Richard Cashman and Dominique Tremblay) -- 7. Community (Richard Cashman and Alana Thomson) -- 8. The delivery of sport (Richard Cashman) -- 9. Infrastructure (Simon Darcy) -- 10. The athletes village (Tony Sainsbury) -- 11. The inclusion and exclusion of athletes with an intellectual disability (Anne Jobling, Ian Jobling and Hayley Fitzgerald) -- PART 3: LEGACY -- 12. Impacts?national and international impacts (Simon Darcy and Richard Cashman) -- 13. Paralympic research agendas (Simon Darcy and Richard Cashman) -- Epilogue
Summary "Benchmark Games is unique in that there has been no previous study of the staging and the legacy of a particular Paralympic Games. The book documents and analyses the new benchmarks that were set at the time of the successful Sydney Paralympic Games." "Benchmark Games explores many questions about the appeal of the Games to the community. It also considers the operation of disability sport and the place of the disability community in Australian life." --rear cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [246]-266
SUBJECT Paralympics. 11th 2000 Sydney, N.S.W
Paralympics. 11th 2000 Sydney, N.S.W -- Social aspects
Subject Sports for people with disabilities -- Australia.
Sports and tourism -- Australia.
Author Cashman, Richard I.
Darcy, Simon, 1964-
University of Technology, Sydney. Australian Centre for Olympic Studies
Olympic Games (27th : 2000 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Paralympic Games (11th : 2000 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
ISBN 9781876718053 (hbk.)
Other Titles Sydney 2000 paralympic games