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Huddersfield professor's ground-breaking research shows just how well the 2012 Games were run
Date:11/20/2012

e services. In terms of their performance, they were absolutely outstanding," he added.

International Paralympics Committee

The research project was initiated by the International Paralympics Committee (IPC) in tandem with the Manchester-based World Academy of Sport, which undertakes the education delivery of knowledge management for the IPC which included the IPC Observers Programme for future Paralympic Games organisers.

An IPC Academy Campus was instituted throughout the Games and Professor Bamford was appointed its Research Fellow. He then recruited five interns in conjunction with the IPC and WAoS to assist with the research. The team was granted complete access to the Paralympic village and competition venues while the games were in progress.

The aim of the project was to establish a benchmark for the provision of services at the Paralympics particularly in relation to infrastructure requirements and operational delivery, said Professor Bamford. His preliminary report will form part of the discussions at the official IPC Debrief on London 2012 in Rio during late November. His full report will then be available for Games organisers when they meet again in the spring of 2013, this time to look ahead to 2016 and adopt key recommendations into their planning for the next edition of the Paralympic Games.


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Contact: John Ramsdin
j.p.ramsdin@hud.ac.uk
01-484-472-693
University of Huddersfield
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