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Photo: The women's team of the German national team with their silver medal won in Rio 2016; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Wheelchair Basketball: Germany announce teams for Hamburg 2018

18/04/2018

Germany have named their men and women’s teams who will start at their home 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships, which take place from August 16th to 26th in Hamburg.
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Photo: A group of seniors doing stretching exercises in a garden; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia ltd

Physical activity and fitness – an effective approach against dementia?

18/04/2018

By 2030, about 74 million people will be diagnosed with dementia – a number that experts have estimated because of demographic changes. Previous studies have identified that physical inactivity during midlife is a major but modifiable risk factor for dementia.
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Photo: Queensland Ballet's Artistic Director Li Cunxin leads a Ballet for Seniors class; Copyright: Ali Cameron

Dance aids healthier aging

13/04/2018

Queensland Ballet and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) released the results of a joint project examining the health and wellbeing benefits of ballet for older Australians. The project found participants experienced higher energy levels, greater flexibility, improved posture, and an enhanced sense of achievement. They also felt happier and enjoyed a sense of community and friendship.
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Photo: Professor Green and Mick Donovan met with IPC Chief Executive, Xavier Gonzalez, and Chris Solly of WAoS; Copyright: World Academy of Sport

Inclusive education boost from World Academy of Sport

09/04/2018

The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) has launched a new global Physical Education/Sport Teacher Training Centre in partnership with the UK’s University of Worcester, to deliver inclusive education around the world.
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Photo:  PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium; Copyright: Simon Bruty for OIS/IOC

PyeongChang 2018: Closing Ceremony praises record-breaking Games

19/03/2018

After 10 action-packed days of sports, the Paralympic flame was extinguished. The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games came to an end in a blaze of fireworks on Sunday (18 March) with a festive Closing Ceremony held at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.
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Photo: Markus Boettner; Copyright: private

Markus Boettner – That's how he rolls

13/12/2017

Markus Boettner grew up with the Wartburg in sight and the Thuringian Forrest as playground. After he graduated University the passionate musician moved to Galway, Ireland. He moved back to Germany since half a year now. What moves the linguist and why a quotation of his good friend enriches his life, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Christian Jaster; Copyright: Malte Wittmershaus

Christian Jaster – That's how he rolls

06/12/2017

Para ice hockey is the ultimate sport for Christian Jaster. Since he was a child he is infected with the ice hockey virus. Meanwhile, Jaster has become an integral part of the German Para Ice Hockey National Team and webmaster of the official homepage. What other sports he wants to try out and what he would like to be, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Two elderly people and a girl doing sports together; Copyright: panthermedia.net/NatashaFedorova

November 2017: Sports for the young and old

02/11/2017

Whether it's wheelchair basketball for children or gymnastics courses for people with dementia – there are more and more efforts to make the German sports scene more inclusive. Sport federations carry out model projects to improve local structures. What has been done in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and North Rhine-Westphalia? Find out more in our Topic of the Month: Sports for the young and old.
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Photo: Young boy at the edge of a swimming pool smiles into the camera; Copyright: panthermedia.net/zurijeta

Sports for all ages: Practical examples of inclusion

02/11/2017

Sport moves and unites people. The health and social benefits of athletic activities apply to both people with and without disabilities and people of all ages. What are some available options and which of them are explicitly geared towards inclusion?
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Photo: Two elderly people and a girl doing sports together; Copyright: panthermedia.net/NatashaFedorova

Sports for the young and old

02/11/2017

Whether it's wheelchair basketball for children or gymnastics courses for people with dementia – there are more and more efforts to make the German sports scene more inclusive. Sport federations carry out model projects to improve local structures. What has been done in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and North Rhine-Westphalia? Find out more in our Topic of the Month: Sports for the young and old.
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Photo: Elderly people with dementia in a sport session together with people without dementia; Copyright: Norbert Koch

Sport moves people with dementia

02/11/2017

Facilitating participation and improving the quality of life: People with dementia benefit from athletic activities because sport helps to improve both physical as well emotional and mental health. It improves walking ability and gait performance but also memory and concentration for example. A pilot project in Germany has now attempted to make this effect last with concerted group activities.
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Photo: Torsten Hardtstock kneeling beside a girl's wheelchair; Copyright: SPORTundBILDUNGinklusiv

Sports for everyone: promoting a more inclusive society

02/11/2017

They are already an integral part in Bavaria, Saxony, Eastern Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg: so-called stroke mentors. The first mentor began his work in 2011 in Dresden by helping people get back to their pre-stroke life.
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Photo: Cheering soccer fans at the stadium; Copyright: panthermedia.net/mikdam

Blind soccer fans are on the ball for 90 minutes thanks to match reporting

17/08/2017

For nearly 20 years, the "Fanclub Sehhunde; Fußball-Fanclub für Blinde und Sehbehinderte e.V." promotes match reporting for the blind to ensure that its members fully experience a stadium visit. REHACARE.com spoke with deputy chairperson Nina Schweppe about the match reporting for the blind and the obstacles that still need to be overcome before full inclusion in stadiums becomes a reality.
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Photo: Wheelchair user in a

Accessible leisure activities and travel services

02/05/2017

Whether it’s everyday life or vacation – many people with disabilities want to be as active as possible in their free time. Now there are more and more available services that specialize in meeting these different needs.
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Athletic competitions for all people with disabilities

01/06/2016

Sporting events like the Paralympics, Deaflympics or Special Olympics were named in reference to the Olympic Games. But ultimately all of these events still stand in the shadow of the Olympics. That’s reason enough to pay a little more attention to these sporting events for people with different disabilities.
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Practiced inclusion: wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball are prime examples

01/06/2016

Sports are exciting. Sports unite. This is especially true for team sports. When people with disabilities and able-bodied persons play sports together, we can rightly call it practiced inclusion. Great examples of this are wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. But what does practiced inclusion in sports really mean? And what about the representative role of the Paralympic Games?
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"I have a real chance of winning gold in Rio"

01/06/2016

From water to land – Christiane Reppe has given up her long career as a competitive swimmer to successfully ride towards excellence with a handcycle after taking a brieftime out. REHACARE.com spoke with her about old and new achievements, the difference in the disciplines and the Rio Paralympics of course.
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Athletic competitions

01/06/2016

This year there are two big sport events for people with disabilities: the German Special Olympics in June and the international Paralympics in September. Which sport event is often forgotten, which types of sport have an inclusive approach and what kind of goals Christiane Reppe goes for in Rio, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month June: Athletic competitions.
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Photo: Ludger Steffens

"Judo is ideal for persons with or without disabilities"

26/11/2015

A change of gait pattern and paralysis on the right side of the body and particularly of the arm – at first glance, these consequences of a stroke don’t appear to be the best prerequisites to partake in the sport of Judo. Yet Ludger Steffens likes to prove the opposite is true. REHACARE.com spoke with the 63-year-old about successes and inclusion in martial arts.
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August 2015: Inclusion in competitive sports

03/08/2015

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.
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"Sailing is the most inclusive sport"

03/08/2015

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

03/08/2015

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

03/08/2015

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.
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