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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

Esther Weber - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Esther Weber; linked to At the Paralympics in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney, she has picked up a lot of medals. This year, Esther Weber takes part in the Summer Games in London as a torch bearer. The former Paralympic medalist in fencing talks on REHACARE.de about sporty and sunny moments and her dog Stanley.Esther Weber - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

August 2012: Paralympics 2012

Whether with just one leg or one arm, paralysed, blind or hard of hearing – that’s quite immaterial at the Paralympic Games. What matters is the performance of the athletes. From 29th August to 09th September 2012, 4200 disabled athletes from 160 nations fight in London for the medals in favour. Read more in our Topic of the Month: Paralympics 2012.August 2012: Paralympics 2012 - Read more

Kirsten Bruhn - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Swimmer in water; linked to Kirsten Bruhn knows exactly what she wants and what not. But until she can make her dream of an own swimwear and jewellery collection come true, she swims as fast as she can – also at the Paralympics in London. REHACARE.de talked to the self-confident athlete about strange odours, applesauce and her parents.Kirsten Bruhn - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Paralympics 2012: Who? Where? What? Why?

Rowing, cycling and wheelchair basketball – everyone who is sports-mad will find something interesting when the Paralympic Summer Games will be opened on 29th of August in London. REHACARE.de has summarised the most important information concerning the Paralympics.Paralympics 2012: Who? Where? What? Why? - Read more

Roll’n’Ball at the Paralympics 2012: „We Give Everything and Do Our Best”

Wheelchair basketball has always been his cup of tea. Even as a pedestrian Dirk Passiwan liked doing this fast sport. Since he has been diagnosed with arthritis he supports the German national team with his effort – like four years ago in Beijing he also this time takes part in the Paralympic Games in London.Roll’n’Ball at the Paralympics 2012: „We Give Everything and Do Our Best” - Read more

The BT Paralympic World Cup in May

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[02/03/2012] The BT Paralympic World Cup will take place in Manchester from 22-26 May 2012. The best elite international athletes will descend upon Manchester to compete in this crucial build-up event just 100 days before the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The BT Paralympic World Cup in May - Read more

New Swimming Classification Programme Launched

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[02/01/2012] International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming and its education partner, the IPC Academy launched an online programme designed to be the first step on a pathway for anyone considering becoming a Classifier in the sport.New Swimming Classification Programme Launched - Read more

Netherlands: IPC Officially Certifies ParaGamesBreda

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[28/09/2011] The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has officially certified the ParaGamesBreda (PGB), which will attract 3,000 athletes from more than 40 countries to the Netherlands from 6 till 9 October 2011.Netherlands: IPC Officially Certifies ParaGamesBreda - Read more

IPC Swimming Europeans Set to Be Biggest Ever

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[23/05/2011] The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming European Championship is set to be the biggest yet with 39 countries set to send swimmers to Berlin, Germany to compete. It will start on Sunday 3 July 2011.IPC Swimming Europeans Set to Be Biggest Ever - Read more

UK: Ice Sledge Hockey Celebrates 30 Years

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[10/01/2011] 2011 marks the 30 year anniversary of Ice Sledge Hockey in the UK and to mark the anniversary the British Sledge Hockey Association (BSHA) has planned a number of events.UK: Ice Sledge Hockey Celebrates 30 Years - Read more

 
 

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