Changing attitudes: 3 Paralympians’ perspectives on disability
Speakers: Kate Grey: Swimmer and Sky Sports Living for Sport Mentor/BBC sports reporter. Ben Rushgrove: Sprinter. Lucy Shuker: Tennis player
12 December 2014 13:30-14:30
Since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, there has been an increasing interest in the Paralympics, which resulted in the highest level of interest so far for London 2012, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The impact of the Paralympics and, in particular, London, suggests the games have had a positive impact and have helped improve public attitude towards disability within Britain.
At this event, three Paralympians, from the disciplines of athletics, swimming and tennis, will share their reflections on disability and reflect on the following questions:
- Has there been a change of attitude towards disability in their disciplines?
- Has there been a change of attitude towards disability within society as a whole?
- What will be the impact on Rio 2016 and beyond?
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