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[Comment] The Paralympics—superhumans and mere mortals

This month has seen the amazing achievements of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, a movement that can be traced back to Sir Ludwig Guttmann’s early attempts at promoting rehabilitation for disabled people and the Stoke Mandeville games first held in 1948. This is a good moment to reflect not only on the role of sport for people with disabilities, but also on barriers to them accessing leisure facilities.

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