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Laura Misener, Kerri Bodin and Marika Kay

reaches out to Sam and is happy to learn that Sam is able and willing to meet and discuss the process of integration at Swimming Canada. In her own research and reading, Katie realized that some policies, such as the cooperative “one bid, one city” agreement for the Olympic and Paralympic Games formally

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Cristiane B.B. Antonelli, Charlini S. Hartz, Sileno da Silva Santos and Marlene A. Moreno

The Paralympic Games are currently the world’s second largest sporting event, with wheelchair basketball (WCB) being a Paralympic sport since the first edition of Paralympic Games. 1 In addition, according to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation, WCB is considered as one of the most

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John Horne

By William W. Kelly. Published 2018 by University of California Press , Oakland, CA. At the time of writing this review Japan is about to become the focus for much of the sporting world as it hosts first the Rugby Union World Cup in 2019 and then the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020

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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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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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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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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