It gives those who are mentally disabled to perform in sports and be competitive. Adapted physical education has been taught to those who are disabled.
Physical Education Information Project
PEPI emphasized physical education is health insurance. PEPI began to inform the value of physical education.
It was made to give equal rights to men and women in sports. Also stated that everyone no matter gender should be allowed to participate in sports.
The test was designed to measure the fitness components associated with health.
8 years later AAHPERD introduced a new fitness test. Not only worried with just the physical dimension of fitness but as well as cognitive and affective dimensions.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Stated that kids as early as 14 not 16 should receive transitional services. These services are to help them be prepared for life after school without someone to help.
National Institute of Health
Recommend that all population groups should have at least 30 minutes of physical activity. Also emphasized to paricipate in vigorous activities longer.
100 years after the rebirth in 1896 it had evolved into a global event. At the 1896 Olympics only 11 nations participated with 311 athletes whereas in Atlanta there was over 195 countries with almost 10,750 athletes.
The first professional women's basketball league started. Gave opportunities to women to play professionally.
First por soccer league for women. Unfortunately had financial issues and would stop the league in 2003, but restarted in 2012 as the NWSL.