The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Ian Brittain
  • Leonardo Jose Mataruna Dos Santos


This chapter highlights the issues that arose at the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games, the impact of the ever worsening economic and political situation within Brazil upon the planning and organisational decisions made by the Rio Organising Committee and how these appeared to prioritise the Olympic Games over the Paralympic Games. The chapter also highlights how these events and other outside issues such as the Russian doping scandal may have impacted upon the IPC–IOC relationship and how the massively skewed power relationship between the two organisations may mean that the Olympic Games will always take precedence over the Paralympic Games in the planning and organisational decisions made by host cities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Brittain
    • 1
  • Leonardo Jose Mataruna Dos Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.Coventry UniversityCoventryUK

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