Photo: Sprint situation during a men's nordic skiing cup; Copyright: Krebs

France to host camp for intellectually impaired skiers


World Para Nordic Skiing and the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) will host an historic camp and competition for skiers with intellectual impairments in Bessans, France, from 9-14 December.
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Photo: Teacher and his class holding self-made signs; Copyright: Leszek Sibilski

Paralympic dream inspires US students


Students at a community college in the USA have been so inspired by the impact Para sport is having around the world that they are helping one aspiring athlete to achieve her dream of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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Community choirs reduce loneliness and increase interest in life for older adults


An innovative San Francisco program of community choirs for older adults found that singing in a choir reduced loneliness and increased interest in life, but did not improve cognition or physical function, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
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Photo: Elizabeth Stegemöller leads a singing group for people with Parkinson's disease; Copyright: Iowa State University

Singing may reduce stress and improve motor function for people with Parkinson's disease


Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson's disease, according to new data from Iowa State University researchers.
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Photo: FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and IPC President Andrew Parsons at the signature of the new FIS-IPC agreement; Copyright: IPC

IPC and FIS sign new agreement for World Para Snow Sports


The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) have announced a new Cooperation Agreement for the World Para Snow Sports. The agreement was signed in early November following a meeting at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Photo: Female longjumper at the Para Youth Games; Copyright: Luc Percival

European Para Youth Games line-up revealed


Eight sports have been confirmed for the fifth edition of the European Para Youth Games, set to take place in Pajulahti, Finland, between 25 and 30 June 2019. Athletics, boccia, goalball, judo, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball make up the programme. Showdown, which is sport for vision impaired athletes similar to table tennis, will also be contested as a demonstration sport.
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