International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Bridge from 2007 to 2016: A Way to Make Adapted Sports More Visible in Brazil
Luiz Fernando Rojo

In this paper, my aim is to think about one of the least analyzed sportive mega events which will be realized in Brazil in two years time: the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. A lot of papers are being written about these “sportive mega events”, expressing multiple points of view about the negative social, environmental and others impacts on people, principally poor people, of cities that host these events. Meanwhile, almost all of them depart from the “observers points of view”, while I intend to discuss this question from the point of view of the athletes and other people with disabilities. Studying this event “from these native points of view” doesn’t erase all the concerns about economic and political interests involved in the disputes to host World Cup (soccer) or the Olympic Games, but focuses primarily on understanding the effects of this event on a group traditionally ignored in the Brazilian society.

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