The Paralympic movement in Qatar

Kamilla Swart

The role sport could play in relation to social re-integration and changing the perceptions of people with disabilities was recognized by the founder of the Paralympic sport movement. Since the inception of this movement in the late 1940s, to the formation of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 1989, until today, the aspiration to use para-sport to create a more inclusive society for people with an impairment remains strong.