Wheelchair tennis in major competitions

Wheelchair tennis in major competitions

2018/03/23

Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports. Its adapted format differs mainly with specially designed wheelchairs (sometimes manual and sometimes powered), as well as the ball being allowed to bounce twice.The size of the court, the equipment (racket and ball) are just the same as in their Olympic namesake, as are the rest of the rules. In fact, the four Grand Slams all host wheelchair tennis as part of their official competitions.

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The Paralympic Winter Games – Have you tried out these sports?

The Paralympic Winter Games – Have you tried out these sports?

2018/03/13

The Paralympic summer games is not the only sport event worth watching – the winter games are equally exciting. Since 1976, they are held after the Olympic Winter Games. Para-skiing was the first discipline that was introduced. Throughout the years, the following sports were recognized as a Paralympic sport: para biathlon, para ice hockey, wheelchair curling, and para snowboard. Since these games are relatively young, the disciplines regularly change. For example, in the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, bobsleigh has been announced to be a new discipline.

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Paralympic sports: can you name the 22 disciplines?

Paralympic sports: can you name the 22 disciplines?

2018/02/19

Each Paralympic Games event sees some sports removed from the programme, with others being introduced, or often re-introduced. Cycling, horse riding, rowing, tennis, table tennis, archery and sailing were added to the programme for the London Games in 2012. In 2016 canoeing and para-triathlon were introduced for the Rio Paralympic Games. The 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo will include some familiar sports from recent games, along with a couple of new additions. How many of the Paralympic disciplines can you name?

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Wheelchair rugby: rules and adaptations

Wheelchair rugby: rules and adaptations

2018/01/15

Although its original name (“murderball”) can be misleading, wheelchair rugby is not a violent sport. Even so, being one of the adapted sports with most contact, it implies that there are several tactical and safety issues that players must be very clear about.

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Adapted swimming: curiosities of a very popular sport

Adapted swimming: curiosities of a very popular sport

2017/12/15

Adapted swimming is one of the most prominent Paralympic disciplines. The creation of more and more accessible pools have contributed to the popularisation of this complete and stimulating sport, one of the few with continuous presence since the first Paralympic Games of Rome in 1960.

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