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2005

Maureen A Weston

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The Intersection Of Sports And Disability: Analyzing Reasonable Accommodations For Athletes With Disabilities, Maureen A. Weston Prof. Dec 2004

The Intersection Of Sports And Disability: Analyzing Reasonable Accommodations For Athletes With Disabilities, Maureen A. Weston Prof.

Maureen A Weston

When thinking about athletes participating in competitive or organized sports, typically the public rarely contemplates the inclusion of players with medical impairments or other physical, mental, and learning disabilities. Yet many athletes with disabilities, whether visible or hidden, have achieved success in both amateur and professional sports. The rights of athletes with medical impairments or disabilities to participate in competitive sports are also increasingly controversial. Because of a medical impairment or disability, some athletes cannot satisfy certain eligibility requirements set by the governing sporting organizations or they need accommodation in order to participate. Athletes who have been effectively excluded from ...