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Developing Country Participation in International Disability Sport Competition: A Historical Perspective

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Developing Country Participation in International Disability Sport Competition: A Historical Perspective

Publication type

Dissertations

Publisher

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Year

2008

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

This Masters thesis analyses the historical participation of developing countries in international disability sports competition to determine how the increases in international participation around the world have presented in developing countries.

The international competitions included in the study are the four summer and four winter games between 1991 and 2006 in Paralympic, Deaflympic and Special Olympics World Summer and Winter Games. The data analysis evaluates participating and nonparticipating developing countries along with the ratio of male to female participation.

This study provides new insights into the international participation of developing countries in the context of sport, disability and international development. It is intended to provide a platform for further research to guide development assistance and improve international participation in disability sport in developing countries.

[Abstract adapted from the author]

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Author

Jackie Lauff

Published

Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 23:00