We’re marking one year to go to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with a look at how the sport of wheelchair basketball developed. David Davis, author of the new book Wheels of Courage: How Paralyzed Veterans from WWII Invented Wheelchair Sports, Fought for Disability Rights, and Inspired a Nation, joins us to talk about the fascinating history of this sport.

Follow David on Twitter and get updates and get info about his other Olympic books at his website.

In our Tokyo 2020 update, we mentioned that Australia has released its Paralympic kit. Check it out here.

Be sure to check out everything that’s going on in our Facebook group — you can vote on which historical Olympics we’ll cover next year and read Listener Manu’s fascinating stories about the history of Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium.

Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

Photo courtesy of David Davis.

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