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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

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

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

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

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[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities

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[24/10/2012] Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities - Read more

Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots

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[03/09/2012] Danielle Peers has lived the thrill and pressure, revelled in competition and brought home hardware from the Paralympic Games. But beneath the cheers, the University of Alberta researcher questions whether the Paralympic movement is as empowering as its benevolent image.Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots - Read more

Paralympic Games: Creating an Equal Playing Field

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[29/08/2012] Vancouver-based clinician and researcher Andrei Krassioukov is packing for the Paralympic games in London. Rather than packing sports equipment, he has a suitcase full of advanced scientific equipment funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation that he will use to monitor the cardiovascular function of athletes with spinal cord injuries.Paralympic Games: Creating an Equal Playing Field - Read more

Christoph Burkard - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Christoph Burkard; linked to Dolphins have no legs and can still swim very fast – just like Christoph Burkard. The gold medal winner from 2004 will also take part at the Paralympics in London. Regardless of whether breast, dolphin or freestyle – he can swim fast in many ways. REHACARE.de talked to him about chlorinated water in his nose and his cat Harry.Christoph Burkard - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

 
 

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