Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Going for Gold!

Image: Paralympic Flag / Wikimedia Commons

After huge British success at the London 2012 Olympic Games just a few weeks ago, our Paralympians must be starting to feel the pressure as the Paralympic Games get under way tonight with another spectacular opening ceremony.

It's truly awe inspiring to see a record number of athletes take part in a contest that had such humble beginnings just 50 years ago at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, with just 8 competitors! That modest start has now evolved into the second largest sporting event in the world today.

If you'd like to learn more about the Paralympic Games why not take a look at their official website or search our Sport Discus database for journal articles. We also have many books about the Olympic and Paralympic Games at our new library in Swansea Business School, which will be opening soon (if you can't wait that long you can request the books at any SMU library and we will go and get them for you!).   

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