The Paralympic Games and Rio 2016

This resource is a fully editable and informative 83 slide PowerPoint presentation on the Paralympic Games, their origin and development and on the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games that took place from 7th to 18th September 2016. It could be used as a one-off assembly / lesson or a series of assemblies / lessons in September.

The PowerPoint includes a wealth of information and is divided into the following sections:

The History of Paralympic Sport – the role of Doctor Ludwig Guttmann in establishing the Stoke Mandeville Games and making this an international event. The setting up of the IPC.

The Paralympic Games – Motto, Logo, Flag, Anthem, Core Values.

Inspirational International Paralympians – George Eyser, Karoly Takacs, Trischa Zorn, Natalia
Partyka, Olivér Halassy, Lis Hartel, Jonas Jacobsson, Michael Edgson, Franz Nietlispach, Esther

Inspirational British Paralympians – David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Sarah Storey, Mike Kenny, David Roberts, Tanni Grey-Thompson, David Lee Pearson and Martine Wright.

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – Paralympic Mascot, the stadiums and venues at Rio de Janeiro, Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana Beach and Maracanã, the 23 sports taking place.

The resource also contains hyperlinks to videos of:

A brief History of the Paralympic Games.
‘Paralympic Anthem’ - ‘Hymn de l’Avenir.’
Martine Wright’s inspirational story.
Tanni Grey-Thompson Interview
Sarah Storey Interview
Ellie Simmond Interview
The Olympic and Paralympic Mascots - Vinicius and Tom.
Information about Para-Canoeing, Athletics, Equestrian, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming

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Created: Aug 10, 2016

Updated: Feb 5, 2020


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