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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

. , & Daanan , H.A.M. ( 2019 ). Ambient conditions prior to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games: Considerations for acclimation or acclimatization strategies . Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 414 . 10.3389/fphys.2019.00414 Girard , O. , Brocherie , F. , & Bishop , D.J. ( 2015 ). Sprint

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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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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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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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Johanna S. Rosén, Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey, Keith Tolfrey, Anton Arndt and Anna Bjerkefors

Para Va'a is a canoeing sport performed in a Polynesian outrigger canoe, propelled by a single-blade paddle on flat or open water, by athletes with physical impairments. Para Va'a makes its debut as a Paralympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after the International Paralympic Committee

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Joseph Peters, Ian Rice and Tyson Bull

, Rintala, Clearman, & Hart, 1993 ; Mutsuzaki et al., 2014 ; Regan et al., 2009 ; Shimizu et al., 2017 ). For example, at the 2012 Paralympic Games, approximately one fifth of all sport-related complications were related to skin breakdown ( Derman et al., 2013 ). Extrinsically, PU development can

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Danielle Peers, Timothy Konoval and Rebecca Marsh Naturkach

, walking and wheeling” (p. 2). Throughout the document, every clause is made relevant to para-athletes (e.g., the “Olympic/Paralympic Games,” p. 6). Although the trickle down of this plan through Athletics Canada’s website and those of its affiliate PSOs and clubs leaves much to be desired, Athletics

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Rosanna Gilderthorp, Jan Burns and Fergal Jones

Athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID) were re-included into the London 2012 Paralympics games. There has been much debate surrounding the rules of the Paralympic games, as all participants with ID compete against each other in the same class, ( Burns, 2017 ), despite the vast range of