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Robin J. Farrell, Peter R.E. Crocker, Meghan H. McDonough and Whitney A. Sedgwick

Special Olympics programs provide competitive sport opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities. This study investigated athletes’ perceptions of motivation in Special Olympics. Using Self-Determination Theory (SDT) as a guiding framework to explore athletes’ experiences, 38 Special Olympians (21 males and 17 females) from British Columbia, Canada were interviewed. The data suggested that factors that enhanced autonomy, competence, and relatedness were linked to the participants’ motivation in Special Olympics programs. These factors included positive feedback, choice, learning skills, demonstrating ability, friendships, social approval, and fun. Social support from significant others was a key factor related to participation motivation. There was also evidence for the motivating aspects of extrinsic rewards. Motivation was undermined primarily by conflicts with coaches and teammates.

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

with. In Anna’s competitive sport experience, the relatedness needs support that she received from her peers extended internationally. “It was really cool to meet people from all over the world, especially those with the exact same disability as me! You could relate to them. I don’t know; it was just

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Chan Woong Park and Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

pedagogies, or avoid teaching at all. These recruits are primarily interested in working with talented students during extracurricular sport practices and competitive games. They tend to be male, have played a relatively high level of mainstream competitive sport themselves, and attended schools in which

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Mohsen Shafizadeh, Nicola Theis and Keith Davids

RaceRunning bike. In addition to health-related benefits for people with neurological disorders, RaceRunning has become a competitive sport promoted internationally by the Cerebral Palsy (CP) International Sports and Recreation Association, formally structured in World and European competitions ( World Para

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Danielle Peers, Timothy Konoval and Rebecca Marsh Naturkach

those with competitive sport goals in mind.” The discourse of choice is featured throughout the website (e.g., the choice between integrated or segregated training, the choice between multiple events or focusing on one), and program schedules and sign-up pages are easily accessed. The website of BC