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August 2015: Inclusion in competitive sports

Competitive sportsmen and sportswomen aim for medals and new records. This applies to athletes with and without disabilities. But how inclusive are professional sports meanwhile effectively? Who and what is still a matter of debate and what kind of successes have already been achieved, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month August: Inclusion in competitive sports.August 2015: Inclusion in competitive sports - Read more

"Sailing is the most inclusive sport"

As a Paralympic discipline, sailing is being dropped. The decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to eliminate sailing from the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games is not just a bitter pill to swallow for athletes. The resolution is also going to have a long-term negative impact on this national and international recreational sport. "Sailing is the most inclusive sport" - Read more

"We expect fewer injuries of blind and visually impaired swimmers from our pool wall warning system"

When a blind swimmer is touched on the head or back by a tennis ball attached to a long pole by the so-called "tapper", then he or she knows that the pool wall is coming up. If this signal is given too early or too late, it can result in disqualification or injuries. Researchers in Leipzig, Germany, are currently working on an alternative."We expect fewer injuries of blind and visually impaired swimmers from our pool wall warning system" - Read more

Competitive sports with and without disabilities: Alone instead of together?

Is a prosthesis an advantage? Researchers at Bournemouth University in England try to answer this question and examine to what extent lower limb prosthetics represent a competitive advantage in joint competitions of athletes with and without disabilities. During the past few months, the "Markus Rehm case" has attracted a great deal of attention – and criticism in Germany.Competitive sports with and without disabilities: Alone instead of together? - Read more

Paralympics Rio 2016: New law hailed as a landmark in Brazil

Photo: Rio 2016 mascots [10/07/2015] With just over one year to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff has signed off new legislation which will improve the lives of the Brazil’s almost 50 million people with an impairment and lead to increased funding in para-sport. The Inclusion of People with Disabilities Act will change the lives of people with an impairment in Brazil.Paralympics Rio 2016: New law hailed as a landmark in Brazil - Read more

Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[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

Customized Sit Skis for Athletes with Disability

( Source: REHACARE.de )

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

Golden Movie Experience at REHACARE 2013

The documentary movie „GOLD – You can do more than you think“ shows the story of three Paralympic athletes on their way to the Paralympics 2012 in London. You can watch the German movie on all trade fair days at the REHACARE 2013 in Congress Center Düsseldorf CCD South, room 1.Golden Movie Experience at REHACARE 2013 - Read more

Deaflympics: Audiology Specialists Check Levels of Hearing Loss

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Photo: Athletes [29/07/2013] A team of audiologists from the University of Southampton have been chosen to assess the levels of hearing loss of sportsmen and women competing at the Deaflympics for deaf and hard of hearing athletes, being held in Sofia, Bulgaria.Deaflympics: Audiology Specialists Check Levels of Hearing Loss - Read more

Paralympics Changed People’s Perceptions of Disability and Disabled Sport

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Photo: Athlete with leg prosthesis [06/05/2013] The London 2012 Paralympic Games led to greater confidence and less anxiety in talking about disability and disabled sport, a Bournemouth University (BU) study has found. Paralympics Changed People’s Perceptions of Disability and Disabled Sport - Read more

 
 

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