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Together strong at the Special Olympics

Living inclusion – at the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called "intellectual disabilities") Special Olympics exactly this happened. People with and without disability compete together in athletic competitions and most of all enjoy sports and being together. REHACARE.de was on site.Together strong at the Special Olympics - Read more

Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

Photo: Handbiker and researcher [19/05/2014] The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. By contrast, when it comes to clothing, wheelchair users often have to resort to mass-produced garments off the rail for athletes without disabilities.Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes - Read more

May 2014: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf

Self-confidence, success, appreciation – sports can cause many things. The athletes of Special Olympics Germany (SOD) know this from their own experience. From 19th to 23rd May the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called “intellectual disabilities“) take place in Düsseldorf. Get to know more in the current Topic of the Month May: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf.May 2014: Special Olympics in Düsseldorf - Read more

Special Olympics – The Most Important Information

What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, bowling and a journalist have in common with the Olympic Games for People with Learning Disabilities (so-called “intellectual disabilities“)? How do athletes stay healthy? And what exactly makes Special Olympics Germany (SOD) so special? Here is a brief overview.Special Olympics – The Most Important Information - Read more

Track and Field Athlete: “Of Course It’s also about Success“

Higher, faster, farther – this could be Sebastian Kröger’s motto for his athletic commitment. As a warehouse worker at the Norderstedter Werkstätten (English: Norderstedt Workshops), the 26-year-old finds his balance in numerous sports. After several successes, he is now participating in the Special Olympics Summer Games in Düsseldorf.Track and Field Athlete: “Of Course It’s also about Success“ - Read more

Unified Sports: Inclusion In and Through Sports

Major sporting events like the Paralympics are meant to direct the public’s focus on people with various disabilities. The athletes showcase their best athletic achievements. However, there are normally no joint sports in terms of inclusion. This is why one initiative during the Special Olympics Germany National Summer Games (SOD) is especially important: Unified Sports.Unified Sports: Inclusion In and Through Sports - Read more

Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age

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Photo: Man carries wood [25/04/2014] Strenuous occupational physical activity in midlife increases the risk of mobility limitation in old age, whereas leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk. This is found in a study which followed up 5,200 public sector employees for 28 years. The study was conducted at the Gerontology Research Center in Finland and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age - Read more

Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony

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[17/03/2014] The making of the 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony and its legacy will be discussed in the latest Big Picture seminar from the University of Greenwich Business School.Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony - Read more

Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk

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[05/03/2014] How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia.Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk - Read more

Customized Sit Skis for Athletes with Disability

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Photo: Athlete with prototype [19/02/2014] Given the avalanche of sponsorship deals offered to Olympic ski stars, it comes as no surprise that they compete using highly customized equipment. But up to now, the situation has been very different for even the top disabled athletes. Indeed, the development of equipment tailored to disabled competitors is still in its infancy.Customized Sit Skis for Athletes with Disability - Read more

 
 

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