- The first history of the origins and development of the Paralympic movement
- Examines disabled sport and international competition within their changing historical context
- Includes details of key players in the movement – on and off the field
Written in an accessible style by a recognised historian Athlete First will prove invaluable to researchers and professionals involved in the field of sport and disability as well as sport scientists and physical education specialists with an interest in sports history.
The Publisher appreciates the role played by the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) in bringing this publication to fruition, and acknowledges the financial assistance provided by the International Olympic Committee.