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Nancy Quinn, Laura Misener and P. David Howe

This is the largest fully inclusive para-sport medal events programme ever at a Commonwealth Games; the largest at any international sports event. We are proud to champion inclusivity and accessibility for all. L. Martin, President, Commonwealth Games Federation The statement above by the president

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Scott Douglas, William R. Falcão and Gordon A. Bloom

first author had in the parasport context, the makeup of our unique sample, the theoretical constructs used in the study, as well as the methods of data collection and analysis ( Smith et al., 2014 ). The width of the research was accomplished using numerous quotations that gave voice to the

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Celina H. Shirazipour, Madelaine Meehan and Amy E. Latimer-Cheung

The Invictus Games are a parasport competition for service members and veterans with illnesses and injuries. The 2014 Games were aired by the BBC, for a total of 12 hr of coverage. This study aimed to investigate what messages were conveyed regarding parasport for veterans during the BBC’s Invictus Games broadcast. A content analysis was conducted. Five qualitative themes were identified: sport as rehabilitation, the promotion of ability over disability, the social environment, key outcomes of participation, and the importance of competition. Quantitative results indicated that 2 segment types accounted for the majority of the broadcast: sport coverage (50.57%) and athlete experiences (12.56%). Around half of the coverage focused on participants with a physical disability (51.62%). The findings demonstrate key similarities to and differences from previous explorations of parasport media coverage, with the needs of the event and athlete population potentially influencing the broadcast.

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Alan J. McCubbin, Bethanie A. Allanson, Joanne N. Caldwell Odgers, Michelle M. Cort, Ricardo J.S. Costa, Gregory R. Cox, Siobhan T. Crawshay, Ben Desbrow, Eliza G. Freney, Stephanie K. Gaskell, David Hughes, Chris Irwin, Ollie Jay, Benita J. Lalor, Megan L.R. Ross, Gregory Shaw, Julien D. Périard and Louise M. Burke

acclimation strategies (e.g., hot bath or sauna posttraining). Para-sport athletes Reduced thermoregulatory sweating and cutaneous blood flow in athletes with spinal cord lesions, with greater impairments with higher spinal cord lesions. Amputees have reduced skin surface area to dissipate heat, and

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Tiago Duarte, Diane M. Culver and Kyle Paquette

involved in coaches’ learning and development, regularly referred to by coaching scholars as a lifelong journey ( Duarte & Culver, 2014 ; Trudel et al., 2010 ). Although the majority of the research highlighted above has been conducted in able-bodied (AB) sport, the parasport landscape has remained

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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Angela Coppola, Thomas Curran, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Luc Martin and Kathleen Wilson

:// Author website: “The Power of Sport,” the Power of Media Coverage of the Invictus Games Parasport can be used during the recovery process for military service members and veterans with physical and psychological injuries and illnesses. The

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Jessica R. Fairbairn and Kellie C. Huxel Bliven

wheelchair athletes who participate in parasports. • The literature search returned 8 possible studies (4 prospective cohort, 3 retrospective cohort, and 1 systematic review study) related to the clinical question; 2 studies 4 , 5 met the inclusion criteria and were included. – While performing a hand

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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Lori Dithurbide, Alison Ede, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

maintenance among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Behavioral Medicine , 1–9. doi: 10.1007/s10865-019-00085-6 Journal website: Author website: Be Mindful. Accept. Commit: Well-Being in Para-Sport Athletes

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International Sport Coaching Journal


progression of female coaches in parasport and increased educational opportunities for all parasport coaches covering both technical- and skill-related knowledge, as well as interpersonal skill development. Coaching Generation Z Athletes Gould, D., Nalepa, J., & Mignano, M. (2020). Journal of Applied Sport

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Javier Yanci, Daniel Castillo, Aitor Iturricastillo, Tomás Urbán and Raúl Reina

. Classification based on the impairments and sport classes (FT) of footballers with CP is a key point in this population, among other para-sports. 10 Footballers with CP (FT5–FT8) are eligible to compete in national and international competitions. After the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, each team must field at