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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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Kirsti Van Dornick and Nancy L.I. Spencer

). Assessing muscle strength for the purpose of classification in Paralympic sport: A review and recommendations . Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20 ( 4 ), 391 – 396 . PubMed ID: 27692576 doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2016.08.010 10.1016/j.jsams.2016.08.010 Brittain , I. ( 2016

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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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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

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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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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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Pierre Lepage, Gordon A. Bloom and William R. Falcão

current study enabled their children to participate in parasport by providing transportation and emotional encouragement, the current coaches appeared to rely more heavily on the parents than the coaches working in Paralympic sport settings. This finding is indicative of the different dynamics between