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Anna Bjerkefors, Johanna S. Rosén, Olga Tarassova and Anton Arndt

to an increase in pelvis and trunk rotation and a higher power output. 1 Kayaking performed by people with physical impairment is called para-kayak and was introduced as an international competitive sport in 2009 and debuted in the Paralympic Games in 2016. In Paralympic sports, athletes compete in

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Claudio M. Rocha

de Janeiro starts June 2012 BRT system starts running July 2012 Barra da Tijuca Olympic Park construction starts Second August 2012 2012 London Olympic Games end August 2012 Rio Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games launches August 2013 Olympic Stadium Nilton Santos renovation

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Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen and Goran Kentta

Swedish Sport Confederation. He is also an adjunct professor at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. He has attended a number of Olympics and Paralympic Games as a sport psychologist. His research, academic role and applied practice has a strong connection to elite sport and high

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Andrea Schlegel, Rebecca Pfitzner and Joerg Koenigstorfer

. , Chatziefstathiou , D. , & Dowse , S. ( 2009 ). A systematic review of the evidence base for developing a physical activity and health legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games . Canterbury, UK : Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research, Canterbury Christ Church University

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Yoko Kanemasu

has a long history of Paralympic sports (its first Paralympic Games participation dating back to 1964) and most recently won its first gold medal (in high jump) in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, para-sport federations have historically faced financial challenges and lack of family/community support

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Margaret C. Morrissey, Michael R. Szymanski, Andrew J. Grundstein and Douglas J. Casa

increase their risk of heat-related illnesses ( Hopman & Binkhorst, 1997 ). This is of particular interest in individuals with spinal-cord injuries who participate in wheelchair-bound sports. Participation in wheelchair-bound sports is growing rapidly, and many sporting venues such as the Paralympic games

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Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell and Brad Millington

.A. , & Ponte , S. ( 2008 ). Better (red) TM than dead? Celebrities, consumption and international aid . Third World Quarterly, 29 ( 4 ), 711 – 729 . doi:10.1080/01436590802052649 10.1080/01436590802052649 Rio2016 . ( 2009 ). Candidature file for Rio de Janeiro to Host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic

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Andrew G. Wood, Jamie B. Barker, Martin Turner and Peter Thomson

cardiac output by Finometer in patients with cirrhosis . Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 30 , 230 – 233 . doi:10.1111/j.1475-097X.2010.00932.x 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2010.00932.x Legg , D. , & Steadward , R. ( 2011 ). The Paralympic Games and 60 years of change (1948–2008): Unification

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Tiago Duarte, Diane M. Culver and Kyle Paquette

held, with Canada having participated in every edition. The Wheelchair Curling National Championships started in 2004, whereas the Canadian NTP was created during the 2005–2006 season in preparation for the sport’s debut at the 2006 Paralympic games. Once the coaches entered the WC landscape, their

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Julia Allain, Gordon A. Bloom and Wade D. Gilbert

– 16 . doi:10.1123/iscj.2013-0008 10.1123/iscj.2013-0008 Ritchie , D. , & Allen , J. ( 2015 ). ‘Let them get on with it’: Coaches’ perceptions of their roles and coaching practices during Olympic and Paralympic Games . International Sport Coaching Journal, 2 , 108 – 124 . doi:10.1123/iscj.2014