Paralympics testing Sydney is the 1st paralympics to do International Archery Park Athletics OlympicStadium Basketball SuperDome Boccia Sydney Indoor sports Centre, Hall http://www.geocities.com/queenbear_the_mom/paralympics.html
Extractions: The Sydney games comprise... 125 countries 4000 athletes 18 sports 14 of which are olympic sports 2000 coaches and officials 1000 technical officials 1500 media 10000 volunteers 650000 spectators..... Twice the size of the 88 Nagano winter games.... All events are within walking distance of each other.... The whole Olympic festival goes over 60 days. Covering and including: Paralympic Summer Games, Wheelchair Basketball Boccia Cycling Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Wheelchair rugby (new) Sailing (new) Shooting Swimming Table tennis Volleyball All athletes will be subject to drug testing Sydney is the 1st Paralympics to do drug testing out of competition as well as in competition.
Paralympics The Amateur sports Act and the Americans with Disabilities to equal access to allOlympic programs and a Yet the paralympics remain an afterthought on the USOC http://www.sportsjones.com/paralympics3.htm
SPORTS The 1996 paralympics in Atlanta hosted their competition days after the CentennialOlympic Games concluded Competitive sports have proved an effective vehicle http://www.svayam.com/Production/sports/ParaOlympic.asp
Extractions: The first Paralympic Games were held in Rome, Italy in 1960. Four hundred athletes from 23 countries participated. Since their humble beginnings, the Paralympics have blossomed and grown in size and complexity. The Paralympic Games are part and parcel of The Olympic Games and are held by the Olympic Host Country, following the Olympic Games. The Paralympics compete in the same venue and city as The Olympics. The Paralympic games have been held every Olympic year since Following the theme "Triumph of the Human Spirit" , the Paralympic Games are proud of the tradition they have established to bring elite challenged athletic competition to the forefront of public consciousness. Competitive sports have proved an effective vehicle to promote equality, inclusion, accessibility, and awareness about the capabilities of those with physical disability. Competitive sports dispel the age old stigma surrounding disability and illuminate the realm possibility. The Paralympics truly signify all that is right in sport The Paralympics is truly a competition of elite, world class, well trained, challenged athletes as opposed to a participatory event where all who enter receive a medal for involvement. The term "Paralympic" actually means "next to" or "parallel" to the regular Olympics. The only difference in the two is that the Paralympics provide elite competition opportunity to athletes with a functional physical disability, which precludes their involvement in open competition of the regular Olympics. Thus, the difference between the Paralympics and the Special Olympics is distinct and profoundly opposite.
Extractions: Terence Parkin wants to show the world what the deaf can do. Start Archives Click here for Archives of Olympic Update. Terence Parkin will be swimming at his first Olympic Games in Sydney this year. The 20-year-old South African was born with a severe hearing disability and uses sign language to communicate with his coach. But that hasn't stopped him from getting to the Olympics, where he is hoping to make his mark. "I am going to the Olympics to represent South Africa, but it's so vitally important for me to go, to show that the deaf can do anything," Parkin says. "They can't hear, they can see everything. I would like to show the world that there's opportunities for the deaf." Parkin, who owns the African record in the 400 individual medley, won two silver medals earlier this year at the Short Course World Championships in Athens.
Bayer Sport, Paralympics- Home The paralympics olympic Games for disabled athletes. Bayer athleteshave been successfully participating in the paralympics since 1984. http://www.sport.bayer.com/index.cfm?BEREICH_ID=300
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Olympics : Sports : Internet Gateway Lake City 2002 The official home page of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter OlympicGames. Includes Event Schedule and Results, sports, Venues, paralympics For http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Resources/Sports/Olympics/index.asp
Extractions: NEW SPORTS By Sport. Archery Badminton Basketball Canoe/Kayaking Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Gymnastics Judo Modern Pent. Paralympics Rowing Sailing Shooting Softball Swimming Table Tennis Tae Kwon Do Tennis Triathlon Trampoline Volleyball Water polo Weight Lifting Wheelchair Bball Windsurfing Wrestling Who has Qualified The Way to Sydney Olympic History New Sports ... Back to CAAWS New Olympic Sports for Women Hammer Throw Added to the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, as an event for men only, it has taken a century for women to get the chance to throw the hammer too. The "hammer" is a nine-pound metal ball attached by wire to a triangular handle. The athlete stands inside a five-meter-diameter circle and can make as many as three turns before launching the hammer as far as she can. The athlete with the farthest throw wins the competition.
Summer Olympics 2000 Index News and commentary from Sydney.Category sports Events Summer Games 2000 Sydney News and Media Then our users had a chance to share their own olympic memories. US women's basketballhas now won the last two olympic golds and the 1998 world championships. http://espn.go.com/oly/summer00/
Extractions: ESPN.com selected 12 moments from recent Summer Olympics that today still evoke feelings of joy, nostalgia and sadness. Then our users had a chance to share their own Olympic memories The U.S. boxing team, which arrived in Sydney hoping to reverse its recent Olympic fortunes, wound up without a single gold medal for the first time since London in 1948. Armenian lifter Ashot Danielyan was stripped of his bronze medal after a positive test for the steroid nandrolone, becoming the fourth weightlifter to test positive in the Summer Games. U.S. women's basketball has now won the last two Olympic golds and the 1998 world championships. Australia's silver medal marked the nation's highest finish ever in women's basketball.
Extractions: E-Texts America's Olympic Summer: Reflecting US Values (Electronic Journal. June 1996) The US Government supports international athletic competitions because these events provide a showcase for American culture, promote mutual understanding between nations, generate a sense of national pride and create a significant economic impact. The United States has a long history of supporting international athletic events and thousands of athletes have represented America in games all over the world. The United States has traditionally been a very successful player in international sports events. The Olympic Games are the highlight of international competition. The United States has had the pleasure to host Olympic winter or summer Games on eight occasions. Summer Games took place in St. Louis, Missouri (1904), Los Angeles, California (1932 and 1984), and in Atlanta, Georgia (1996). Winter Games were held in Lake Placid, New York (1932 and 1980), Squaw Valley, California (1960), and in Salt Lake City, Utah (2002).
Extractions: Click here to get the Daily Briefing in your inbox Posted 2/3/2003 11:57 PM Unified Korean team possible for Athens North Korea raised the possibility Monday of marching with South Korea in the 2004 Athens Olympics and competing as a unified team. "It's not just our decision to make," Ho Tong Ri , the head of North Korea's Winter Asian Games delegation, said. "But I think it's possible depending on further discussion." The Koreas marched together at Saturday's opening ceremony of the Winter Asian Games as they did at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and October's Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. ... Intellectually disabled athletes will be barred from the 2004 Paralympics. The International Paralympics Committee said that events for the intellectually disabled "could not go ahead in a fair manner at the 2004 Athens Paralympics" and that there was a risk of potential cheats." A ban was imposed in January 2001 after 10 of 12 members of the Spanish intellectually disabled basketball team in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics were found not to be not disabled.
Powerlifting For Athletes With Disabilities 1994 saw an increased level of competition as did the 1996 paralympics in Atlanta SinceOlympic sports tend to be better funded and capable of hiring staff, the http://members.axion.net/~igregson/benchpress/
Extractions: Powerlifting and Weightlifting are probably two of the most under-estimated, misunderstood and least respected sports available to people with disabilities. To the lay person, images of humongus Russian lifters at the Olympics are the stereotype. Even in modern powerlifting, lifters are often portrayed as steriod-popping, short fused behemoths - when in fact the reality is considerably different. First of all Powerlifting and Weightlifting are two different sports. Weightlifting is an Olympic Sport and features two lifts. Powerlifting features three lifts - deadlift, bench press and squat and culminates in an annual world championship event. People with disabilities compete in variations on the powerlifting/weightlifting theme, due to the nature of the disability the actual lifts vary. Blind/Partially Sighted: Deadlift and Bench Press To complicate matters people with disabilities can compete in many of the single lift meets now popular such as bench press only meets and people with visual impairments compete in non-disabled meets (in fact some Canadian records are held by lifters with visual impairments).
Paralympics 2000 Minister for the Olympics and paralympics Minister for both the Sydney 2000 Olympicand Paralympic Paralympic athletes and their sports including training http://www.dillesport.dk/sportspc/Paralympic-2000/sydney-links.html
Extractions: A website that provides comprehensive information for people with disabilities. The information includes accessible venues in Sydney (entertainment, accomodation, shopping, sport, olympic venues, places of interest), accessible transport and travel, equipment rooms, paralympic fan clubs and discussion rooms. Australian Paralympic Committee (APC)
Disabled Sports USA bearing honor have close ties to Disabled sports USA or Salt Lake City to view theParalympics and cheer Team, was selected to carry the olympic torch through http://www.dsusa.org/ChallMagarchive/challmag-article-spring02-carrying-torch.ht
Extractions: Challenge Magazine - Spring 2002 On the eastern end of the U.S., retired Pennsylvania school teacher Sandy Foltz, a below knee amputee ran a segment in Erie on New Year's Day. Her positive response to amputation and her example to students as an upbeat role model earned her nomination to the Olympic Committee. Another Pennsylvania Olympic torch bearer was Denny Chipollini who became an amputee after an auto accident in 1990. He has since become a marathon runner and motivational speaker in the Philadelphia area, founding a nonprofit organization known as Generation Hope which aids children with disabilities. After his Pennsylvania run, the athlete was also selected to carry the Paralympic torch in Utah. In Pueblo, Colorado, brothers Bob and Rick Meserve each did a segment of the Fort Collins stretch on January 30. Rick nominated his brother who became a paraplegic in 1983 following a skiing accident. Bob spent five years on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, for which he is still an adviser, and is currently vice president of the DS/USA Board of Directors. Also torch bearers in the Colorado segment of the run were siblings Spencer and Cody Wilcock of Lakewood who carried the beacon in downtown Englewood on Jan. 31. The children of Scott and Mona Wilcock, Cody had nominated her 13-year-old brother in recognition of the progress he has made since receiving massive head injuries in an auto/bike accident in 1995. As part of his rehabilitation, Spencer has participated at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, enjoying skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and running hurdles. According to the family, the Olympic Committee was so impressed with Cody's nomination letter that she was also asked to be a torch bearer.
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2002 Olympic & Paralympic Education Provides materials, activities, and suggestions for teachers on incorporating the 2002 Winter Olympics into their lesson plans. http://www.uen.org/2002