News tagged with paralympics

Tracing the Paralympic movement's 'freak show' roots

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 ...

Aug 29, 2012
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Classifying disabilities tricky at Paralympics

(AP)—Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius, probably the biggest star of the upcoming Paralympics, hasn't been able to skip one of the games' biggest bureaucratic hurdles: the disability classification ...

Aug 26, 2012
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The challenges and rewards of Paralympic medicine

In the Lancet paper, "Paralympic medicine," Nick Webborn of the British Paralympic Association and Peter Van de Vliet of the International Paralympic Committee Medical and Scientific Department, outline some of the issues ...

Jul 05, 2012
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