Managing the Paralympics

  • Simon Darcy
  • Stephen Frawley
  • Daryl Adair

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Simon Darcy, Stephen Frawley, Daryl Adair
    Pages 1-19
  3. Mathew Dowling, David Legg
    Pages 21-47
  4. Laura Misener
    Pages 93-111
  5. Daryl Adair
    Pages 133-153
  6. Darren Peters, Stephen Frawley, Daniel Favaloro
    Pages 175-191
  7. Tracey J Dickson, F. Anne Terwiel, Fiona Buick
    Pages 193-216
  8. Gerard Goggin, Brett Hutchins
    Pages 217-239
  9. David Legg, Mark Dottori
    Pages 263-288
  10. Daryl Adair, Simon Darcy, Stephen Frawley
    Pages 289-293
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 295-302

About this book


This book critically examines the planning, management, and operations of the world’s premier event for Para sport athletes. Noting a lack of research into how these games are planned and managed, the authors of this contributed volume discuss how the Paralympics are essentially different to the Olympics and what this means for their management. Managing the Paralympics explores how the organizers and connected stakeholders effectively organize and deliver the Paralympics, taking into account what has been learned from previous events. Including emergent models of best practice from event management, project management and sport management literature, the book gives an insight into the planning of one of the world’s biggest sporting events that encompasses ten impairment types and multiple sport classes within sports. 


Sport Management Event Management Social Media Culture Operations Planning and strategy Project Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Darcy
    • 1
  • Stephen Frawley
    • 2
  • Daryl Adair
    • 3
  1. 1.Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research CentreUTS Business School, University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Centre for Olympic StudiesUTS Business School, University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.UTS Business SchoolAustralian Centre for Olympic Studies UTS Business SchoolLindfieldAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-43520-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43522-4
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