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Ljudmila Zaletelj

introduction to the Paralympic Games. The chapters are written in a clear and concise manner, and the text is accessible to a range of readers. This volume would be a wonderful asset to anyone who is directly involved in Paralympic sport (for instance, sport administrators, sport managers, coaches, and

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

that were designed on skills and tactics focused on able-bodied athletes ( Cregan et al., 2007 ; Douglas & Hardin, 2014 ). Paralympic sport is growing in participation and popularity, and thus, coaches of athletes with a disability need continuing support and meaningful learning opportunities to

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Rachael C. Stone, Shane N. Sweet, Marie-Josée Perrier, Tara MacDonald, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis and Amy E. Latimer-Cheung

. The International Paralympic Committee aspires to leverage Paralympic sport as means of creating a more inclusive society by challenging stereotypes of and attitudes toward disability ( International Paralympic Committee, 2015 ). This aspiration is predicated, in part, on the assumption that people

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Rosanna Gilderthorp, Jan Burns and Fergal Jones

), Bangladeshi ( n  = 3), Australian ( n  = 2), Swedish ( n  = 1), Indian ( n  = 1) Male ( n  = 60) Female ( n  = 22) Note . * Boccia is a team sport similar to boules as teams aim for their balls to finish as close as possible to a target ball or “jack”. Boccia has been a Paralympic sport since 1984. Measures

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Kirsti Van Dornick and Nancy L.I. Spencer

.J. , & Tweedy , S.M. ( 2016 ). The 2016 Paralympic Games: A classification primer . Palaestra, 30 ( 3 ), 16 – 20 . Beckman , E.M. , Connick , M.J. , & Tweedy , S.M. ( 2017 ). Assessing muscle strength for the purpose of classification in Paralympic sport: A review and recommendations . Journal of

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Anne Holding, Jo-Annie Fortin, Joëlle Carpentier, Nora Hope and Richard Koestner

competed in an Olympic sport, 9.5% reported having competed in a Paralympic sport, and 4.4% reported having competed in a non-Olympic sport. At their highest level of competition, 65.6% of the sample reported having been carded by the AAP with the “Senior International Card” (the highest level of funding

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Krystn Orr, Katherine A. Tamminen, Shane N. Sweet, Jennifer R. Tomasone and Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos

intracollegiate and intercollegiate sport are available in both Olympic and Paralympic sport with the opportunity to add alternative sport; thus, exposing England children and youth to disability sport. These types of programs may also assist in raising awareness of parasports among typically developing peers

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Danielle Peers

.1123/apaq.31.1.1 Braye , S. ( 2014 ). Meet my exes: Theological reflections on disability and paralympic sport—A continuum of ephemeral deaths and eternal resurrection . Journal of Disability & Religion, 18 ( 2 ), 127 – 141 . doi:10.1080/23312521.2014.898391 10.1080/23312521.2014.898391 Bredahl , A

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Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Monique A.M. Berger, Marco J.M. Hoozemans, Dirkjan H.E.J. Veeger and Lucas H.V. van der Woude

Wheelchair basketball is a Paralympic sport characterized by fast-paced defensive and offensive actions that include specific wheelchair maneuvers like starting, stopping, and turning ( Wang, Chen, Limroongreungrat, & Change, 2005 ). Next to the functional abilities of the athlete, the movement