Who is the father of Paralympic game?

Who is Ludwig Guttman?

Ludwig Guttmann, in full Sir Ludwig Guttmann, (born July 3, 1899, Tost, Germany [now Toszek, Poland]—died March 18, 1980, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England), German-born English neurosurgeon who was the founder of the Paralympic Games.

Who was the founder president of IOC?

The IOC was created by Pierre de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president.

What does the term Paralympic mean?


The word “Paralympic” derives from the Greek preposition “para” (beside or alongside) and the word “Olympic”. Its meaning is that Paralympics are the parallel Games to the Olympics and illustrates how the two movements exist side-by-side.

Why is Sir Ludwig Guttmann called father of sports for the disabled?

Sir Ludwig “Poppa” Guttmann, a German-born, British neurologist, organised an archery competition for wheelchair users breaking down the barriers faced by disabled people in sports. This later evolved into the Paralympic Games.

Where is the headquarters of IOC?

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