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The Influence of Confucianism on Para-Sport Activism

Inhyang Choi, Damian Haslett, Javier Monforte, and Brett Smith

Para-sport activism is gaining attention around the world due to the potential of disabled elite athletes to highlight forms of oppression that disabled people experience, such as negative attitudes, inaccessible environments, or social exclusion (see Haslett & Smith, 2020 ). In Para-sport

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Understanding Injury and Injury Prevention in Para Sport Athletes

Shana E. Harrington, Sean McQueeney, and Marcus Fearing

challenge to Para sport competition is the threat of one-sided and predictable competition, in which the least impaired athlete always wins. 6 In Olympic competition, the results of a competition are based on each athlete’s skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability, and mental focus. 7 To promote

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The Volunteer Experience in a Para-Sport Event: An Autoethnography

Erik L. Lachance and Milena M. Parent

through a focus on the impacts and interrelationships of satisfaction, motivation, commitment, and sense of community, rather than a single outcome (e.g., satisfaction). An additional issue within the sport (event) volunteer literature pertains to research on para-sport (event) volunteers. In comparison

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“It Looks Good on Paper, But It Was Never Meant to Be Real”: Mixed-Gender Events in the Paralympic Movement

Nikolaus A. Dean, Andrea Bundon, P. David Howe, and Natalie Abele

potential health benefits and can serve as a space where skills are developed and social networks are formed ( Martin, 2013 ). Yet, simply getting involved in sport and Para sport for women is not necessarily a straightforward process and is laced with many social, cultural, and economic barriers ( Dean et

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Para Sport Development Experiences: Perspectives of Para Swimmers and Parents

Darda Sales and Laura Misener

due, in part, to a general lack of research into para sport ( Jaarsma et al., 2014 ). Dehghansai et al. ( 2017 ) conducted a systematic review of the literature related to the development of para athletes showing only four articles focused on long-term development frameworks. Mann et al. ( 2017

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Examining the Influence of Impairment Type on the Development of Paralympic Sport Athletes

Nima Dehghansai, Veronica Allan, Ross A. Pinder, and Joe Baker

performance milestones were achieved, and (c) the absolute years that it took athletes to reach each milestone from the time they started their main Para sport (self-identified as their primary sport) participation. Methods The data for this study was collected as part of a larger project exploring the

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Coach and Athlete Perspectives on Talent Transfer in Paralympic Sport

Nima Dehghansai, Alia Mazhar, and Joseph Baker

throughout the transfer process (pre, during, and post), while identifying the elements contributing to the decision of transfer for some of the athletes in the current system. Considering the gap in the literature (in both nondisabled and Para sport contexts), the importance of developing resources to

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Pathways in Paralympic Sport: An In-Depth Analysis of Athletes’ Developmental Trajectories and Training Histories

Nima Dehghansai, Ross A. Pinder, and Joseph Baker

.25 (3.7) 8.82 (3.13) 10.96 (9.13)  Para sport a 11.68 (7.05) 9.11 (4.46) 11 (7.04) 11.5 (5.66) 15.5 (8.46) 17 (9.79)  Main sport a 20.97 (12.52) 15.68 (8.97) 16.44 (6.21) 19.75 (7.1) 21.75 (9.57) 35.74 (16.35)  Organized main sport a 21.86 (12) 15.88 (8.85) 16.44 (6.21) 19.75 (7.1) 23.73 (7.2) 41.04 (9

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Comparing Developmental Trajectories of Elite Able-Bodied and Wheelchair Basketball Players

Nima Dehghansai, Daniel Spedale, Melissa J. Wilson, and Joseph Baker

In recent decades, research pertaining to able-bodied (AB) athletes’ development has seen tremendous growth, while little attention has been given to Para sport athletes ( Dehghansai, Lemez, Wattie, & Baker, 2017a ). This is surprising, considering the growth of Para sport systems across the globe

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Promoting Para Athlete Activism: Critical Insights From Key Stakeholders in Ireland

Damian Haslett, Javier Monforte, Inhyang Choi, and Brett Smith

Academic literature highlights arguments for and against promoting disability activism through Para sport contexts (see Haslett & Smith, 2020 ). One argument against promoting disability activism is that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has been, historically, a source of annoyance