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IWAS Archives

IWAS Archives

As one of the founders of the Paralympic Movement and a descendant of the organisers of the first International Stoke Mandeville Games (the original Paralympic Games), IWAS has a wide and completely unique photographic and footage archive from the first days of Para sport.


Stoke Mandeville Games
and International Stoke Mandeville Games


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Paralympic Games
(Rome 1960)


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Sir Ludwig Guttmann


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These include:

  • Images from the first Stoke Mandeville Games and International Stoke Mandeville Games
  • Images from the first Paralympic Games (Rome 1960) and subsequent early editions
  • Images of Sir Ludwig Guttmann, the father of the Paralympic Movement in various settings

Various footage is also available


The IWAS archives are available to broadcasters, filmmakers, publishers, authors, media and anyone other group with an interest in the Paralympic Games.


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