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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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Early Paralympic Games


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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 and footage 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
  • Images of key moments in Paralympic history

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.


Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games

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Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games

This 24 minute long highlights reel features the nine sports that were contested in 1964 by nearly 400 athletes, including archery, Para athletics, dartchery, snooker, Para swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing.

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