Paralympics 2021 : Google Doodle Champion Island Games (August 24)
Sports for impaired athletes have existed for over 100 years and the first deaf sporting clubs already existed in Berlin in 1888.
It has only been widely introduced after the Second World War. It was at the time intended to support the many war veterans and civilians injured during the war.
Dr Ludwig Guttmann established a spinal injury centre at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Great Britain in 1944, at the request of the British government, and in time rehabilitation sports developed into leisure and competition sports.
STOKE MANDEVILLE GAMES
The first wheelchair athletes contest, which he names Stoke Mandeville Games as a milestone in Paralympic history, was organised by Dr. Guttmann on July 29th, 1948, the opening ceremone of the London 1948 Olympic Games. 16 injured soldiers and women who participated in the archery participated.
First Paralympics Games
The Stoke Mandeville Games became the first Paralympics in Rome, Italy in 1960, with 400 athletes from 23 countries. The first games were held in Rome. Every four years since that time it has taken place.
As for the Summer Games they have taken place every four years and include a Paralympic Opening Ceremony and Paralympic Closing Ceremony. In the 1976 Winter games in Sweden were held first and every four years.
The games have also been held in cities and locations like the Olympics, following an agreement between the IPC and the IOC, since the 1988 Summer Games of Seoul, Korea, and the 1992 Winter Games of Albertville in France.
Google Doodle Champion Island Games (August 24)
Welcome back to the Doodle Champion Island Games! Over the coming weeks, re-join calico (c)athlete Lucky as she explores Doodle Champion Island even further: a world filled with seven sport mini-games, legendary opponents, dozens of daring side quests, and a few new (and old ;)) friends. Her ultimate goal? Defeat each sport Champion to collect all seven sacred scrolls—and complete extra hidden challenges across Champion Island in the purrr-ocess.
What’s different this time around? Lookout for bonus levels and brand mew side quests! If you’re one of the chosen few who collects every scroll, you can even see what’s next for our favorite feline.
So are you still feline Lucky 😼? Click on today’s Doodle, join one of the four color teams to contribute to the real-time global leaderboard, and let the games continue!