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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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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

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Aitor Iturricastillo, Javier Yanci and Cristina Granados

The aim was to analyze the changes of physical performance and physiological responses during a high-intensity training task in wheelchair basketball (WB) players. Thirteen Spanish first division WB male players participated in this study. A test battery (change of direction ability, sprints, and sled towing) was performed to study neuromuscular responses before (pre) and after (post) the small-sided games (SSG). Furthermore, tympanic temperature and blood lactate concentration were measured before and immediately after players finished the SSG. The SSG tasks consisted in four players against four, 4 bouts of 4 min with 2 min of recovery periods. There was a 1.10% decline in performance in both 5- and 20-m sprints (p < .01; effect size [ES] ≤ 0.14), 1.82% decline in 5-m sled towing (p < .05; ES = 0.18), and 2.68% decline in 20-m sled towing (p < .01; ES = 0.27) between pre- and post-SSG. As in physical performance results, significant differences were observed between pre and post in physiological markers, with increasing tympanic temperature (36.21 ± 0.60 °C to 36.97 ± 0.59 °C; p < .001; ES = 1.27) and blood lactate concentrations (1.95 ± 1.30 mmol/L to 5.84 ± 2.04 mmol/L; p < .001; ES = 2.99) after SSG. The SSG produced a decrease in sprint and sled towing performance after 16 min of intense exercise. Moreover, the decrease in physical performance was accompanied with an increase in physiological responses. These neuromuscular responses could be similar in the real game; thus, coaching staff could benefit from this information when changing bench players.

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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

acclimation strategies (e.g., hot bath or sauna posttraining). Para-sport athletes Reduced thermoregulatory sweating and cutaneous blood flow in athletes with spinal cord lesions, with greater impairments with higher spinal cord lesions. Amputees have reduced skin surface area to dissipate heat, and

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ARTICLES The Volunteer Experience in a Para-Sport Event: An Autoethnography Erik L. Lachance * Milena M. Parent * 1 03 2020 34 2 93 102 10.1123/jsm.2019-0132 jsm.2019-0132 Effects of Relative Size and Homogeneity of Sports Fan Community on Potential Fans’ Support Intentions Akira Asada * Yong

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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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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Lori Dithurbide, Alison Ede, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

maintenance among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Behavioral Medicine , 1–9. doi: 10.1007/s10865-019-00085-6 Journal website: https://link.springer.com/journal/10865 Author website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madison-kindred-ph-d-7b294467 Be Mindful. Accept. Commit: Well-Being in Para-Sport Athletes

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Nancy Quinn, Laura Misener and P. David Howe

This is the largest fully inclusive para-sport medal events programme ever at a Commonwealth Games; the largest at any international sports event. We are proud to champion inclusivity and accessibility for all. L. Martin, President, Commonwealth Games Federation The statement above by the president

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

performing acyclic voluntary movements. 45 Voluntary effort and emotional stress aggravate involuntary athetoid movement. 46 FT7 footballers have unilateral spasticity, 3 with body asymmetry 34 , 35 and altered running biomechanics. 35 However, FT8 players have the minimum impairment for this para-sport

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Shannon S.C. Herrick and Lindsay R. Duncan

more inclusive of their identity. The contested nature of this theme is in line with recent research that has focused on how para-sport athletes construct and engage with their own athletic identity ( Guerrero & Martin, 2018 ). Among para-sport athletes, three categories have been identified: (a