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Samuel Lins, Cynthia F. Melo, Sara G. Alves and Rúben L. Silva

The 2016 Paralympic Games hosted in Rio de Janeiro provided a context of increased social relevance of disability and disability sports. Disability sports can be defined as “sports that have been designed for or practiced by athletes with disabilities” ( DePauw & Gavron, 2005 , p. 8). Within this

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Gabriella McLoughlin, Courtney Weisman Fecske, Yvette Castaneda, Candace Gwin and Kim Graber

community) are important factors impacting participation in sport for this population ( Ryan & Deci, 2000 ). Participants Interviews were conducted with 23 elite athletes who compete in a variety of adapted sports in the Paralympic Games, Parapan Games, NCAA Division 1 competitions, or are training to do so

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Kirsti Van Dornick and Nancy L.I. Spencer

Parasport 1 has grown significantly over the past 60 years, with the Paralympic Games becoming the second largest multisport event on Earth ( Steadward & Peterson, 1997 ). To gain access to competitive parasport, athletes with physical, sensory, and intellectual impairment are classified

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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

Invictus Games. To date, much of what we know from mass media images of parasport come from the Paralympic Games; thus, the present study sought to significantly extend current knowledge on media images of parasport by exploring the British Broadcasting Corporation coverage of the Invictus Games with

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Irineu Loturco, Lucas A. Pereira, Ciro Winckler, Weverton L. Santos, Ronaldo Kobal and Michael McGuigan

.1 [7.1] kg, and height: 134 [4.0] cm) athletes participated in this study. The sample comprised of 3 athletes who participated in the 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio 2016) and 9 athletes who participated in the 2017 World Paralympic Games (Mexico 2017), winning 1 silver medal at Rio 2016, and 1 gold, 1

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Terri Graham-Paulson, Claudio Perret and Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey

. Well-trained/elite athletes are also likely to have greater motivation to perform maximal exercise ( Burke, 2008 ). The current case study provided a unique opportunity to investigate the effects of CAF in an elite paratriathlete. Presentation of the Sporting Issue At the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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

. This transition into everyday training allowed Coach Blair to accelerate his opportunities to compete on the national and international stages, ultimately winning a medal at the Paralympic Games. Coach Blair became a head coach at the university level near the same time he was named to his Paralympic

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

, international tournaments are organized by the IFCPF (ie, Continental championships, World tournaments, and U-19 championships) and by the International Paralympic Committee or its regional organization (ie, Paralympic Games, Parapan American Games, ASEAN Para Games, or European Para Games). Considering this

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Jeffrey Martin, Mario Vassallo, Jacklyn Carrico and Ellen Armstrong

gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Rio Paralympic games. Our first predictor of how athletes would emotionally respond, at the immediate completion of their races, was based on the medal they won with an expectation that gold medalists would express the most happiness followed by silver medalists

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Dustin A. Hahn

. Communication Research Reports, 29, 333 – 342 . doi:10.1080/08824096.2012.723646 10.1080/08824096.2012.723646 Cheong , J. , Khoo , S. , & Razman , R. ( 2016 ). Spotlight on athletes with a disability: Malaysian newspaper coverage of the 2012 London Paralympic Games . Adapted Physical Activity