Why do we hold separate Paralympic and Olympic events?
13th August 2012, 18:30 - 21:00
Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
A panel discussion to debate whether the Olympic and Paralympic Games should be incorporated into a single Games which is open to all.
Why should a Paralympian be different from an Olympian? It has been argued that Paralympic sports should be included within the Olympic Games, with some sports open to both Olympian and Paralympian athletes. On the other hand, perhaps the distinctiveness of Paralympian athletes is something to be celebrated and the separation should be maintained.
This panel discussion, chaired by Professor Nick Tyler CBE (UCL Civil Engineering) discusses whether we should incorporate the two events into a single Olympic Games which is open to all.
Panellists will include Dr P David Howe, former Paralympian and Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Sport at Loughborough University; Prof Nora Groce, Director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre; and Mark Dyer, Accessible Transport Manager at the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority.
To attend this panel discussion please click here.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The event forms part of UCL's series of talks, exhibitions and discussions inspired by the London 2012 Games.
- Apply now to host Youth Sport Trust’s Young Ambassador conferences at your university
- Be part of a brand new project - Get Set to Make a Change
- Apply to volunteer at British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park
- Apply to be a Hockey Maker at the Investec Hockey World League semi-finals
- Apply to volunteer at the 2013 Rugby League Festival of World Cups