Wyoming Disabled Hunters helps people get back to sport they love

Hazen Jensen used to rifle hunt before the disease withered his muscles.

A genetic illness not many people have heard of, or can pronounce, eroded his mobility over time and forced him into a wheelchair.

Spinocerebellar ataxia attacked and at 50 he hadn’t hunted mule deer in years. Until last week when following up on […]

Singapore Government welcomes Paralympians to Parliament to celebrate Rio 2016 success

Singaporean athletes won three medals at Rio 2016 as swimmer Yip Pin Xiu won two in both the S2 50 and 100 metres, backstroke while teammate Theresa Goh took bronze in the SB4 100m breaststroke.

A total of nine of the 13-strong team that competed at Rio 2016 attended the Parliament sitting.

During the session […]

ECU students and faculty try wheelchair basketball to learn more about adaptive sports

ECU students and faculty came together today to learn more about adaptive sports for the disabled.

With the help of the Thunder wheelchair basketball team out of Raleigh, many rolled onto the court for the first time.

Coach and player for the Triangle Thunders, Kevin Bailey, had a spinal injury 20 years ago.

He said […]

Disabled kids’ sports club blasts Halberg Disability Sports Foundation

A group which helps parents of disabled children get into sports has criticised a leading charity for not giving enough money to directly help the kids..

The Halberg Disability Sports Foundation paid out less than $200,000 of its $2,593,530 gross income in grants in the 2015 financial year, according to documents on the Charities Register. […]

Home Disability Sport Unsung sporting champions to be recognised at Greater Manchester Sports Awards

The 2016 Greater Manchester Sports Awards will take place at The Point, Emirates, Old Trafford, on Friday 4 November. The awards will see the local winners from across all 10 local authorities come together with a chance of becoming Greater Manchester winner.

Olympic and Paralympic Medalists Nicola White, Kadeena Cox, Claire Cashmore, Bianca Walkden and […]

Victorious disabled team returns

Pakistan disabled cricket team on Wednesday returned home after winning the three-nation International Cricket Council (ICC) Academy T20 disabled tournament which ended in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the other day.

The team was received by the officials of Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) here at the Jinnah International Airport.

Pakistan beat England in the […]

Behbehani congratulates Kuwait’s disabled athletes

Iqbal Behbehani visited Kuwait Disabled Sports Club and met Club President Shafi Al-Hajiri and several members of the board. Behbehani honored and rewarded several athletes who reached tremendous heights during the paralympic in Brazil.

They included Ahmad Neqa who won the 100m wheelchairrace Hamad Al- Adwani, Nasser Al-Saleh, Abdallah Al- Saif, Mohammad Mijbel, Atef Al- […]

Alpenglow Sports To Hold 11th Winter Film Series

Alpenglow Sports, a Tahoe City, CA specialty outdoor retailer, will present its 11th annual Winter Film Series beginning Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Designed to inspire, motivate and educate, the event runs from November through February and showcases four to five athletes who tell various tales of adventure from remote mountain ranges across the globe. All […]

Modern sports arenas have made huge strides for the disabled

As the Cubs begin play in the NLCS, you’ll be hearing a lot about the “Curse of the Billy Goat.” Like the notorious “Curse of the Bambino” that Red Sox fans bemoaned for years as they waited for their first World Series title in almost a century, Cubs fans have cited this particular jinx as […]

Disabled face hardship after Dasara sports meet put off

Santosh Patik, a physically-challenged person, had come all the way from Bijapur travelling a distance of 549 km just to take part in the Dasara sports meet organised for differently-abled at the JK Grounds here on Thursday.

He was shocked and disappointed to know that the event was cancelled in last minute. Just like Santosh, […]

Elite athletes, clubs and volunteers rewarded for their hard work at Stockport Sports Awards

Stockport’s elite athletes, clubs and volunteers were rewarded for their hard work and dedication to sport at the Sport Stockport Annual Sports Awards, at Houldsworth Golf Club.

Among the guests at the event was GB Olympic Taekwondo athlete Lutalo Muhammad, who won a silver medal at Rio last month.

The big winners on the night […]

Local athletes fly the flag for disability sports

Taking inspiration from local athletic stars, such as para-cyclist Hannah Dines from Anniesland, there’s hope the games will bring about positive change.

From an early age Hannah, now 23, suffered from cerebral palsy – a neurological condition affecting movement and co-ordination. Beginning her athletic career as a RaceRunner, she later took up cycling and went […]

Will conditions for the disabled in this country ever truly improve?

When Malaysia’s Paralympians were being feted for their accomplishments earlier this week, a post popped up on my Facebook feed decrying the difference between toilets for the disabled and the able-bodied at a local shopping mall with two illustrative photos.

The latter are pretty, colourful and didn’t seem to have any doors, just invitingly wide […]

Ukraine’s disabled struggle at home

Ukraine’s team finished in a surprising third place in Brazil ahead of giants like the United States and Germany — a stunning result for the ex-Soviet nation where disabled people often feel forgotten.

“What is your biggest dream?”, coach Raisa Lagutenko demands of the children, who have conditions ranging from cerebral palsy to stunted growth.

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Paralympic glory must not cover up harsh reality of daily struggles

Kadeena Cox, spoke of how she wants her golden feats in athletics and cycling to inspire future generations. Ellie Robinson was so captivated by Ellie Simmonds at London 2012 that she took up swimming. Now she is a Paralympic champion, aged 15.

While it would be overly cynical to play down the 147 medals that […]

Northlanders take part in junior disability sports day

Physically disabled and visually impaired young Northlanders tried out a host of sports at the Northland Junior Disability Sports Day.

 

Hosted by Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and Parafed Northland, the event was held at ASB Stadium on September 14.

 

Around 40 young people between the ages of seven and 21 from across Northland, […]

Make a nomination for the Living Sport Sports Awards

With the Rio Paralympics in full swing and with Team GB having enjoyed huge success at the Olympics, now is the perfect time to start thinking about making a nomination for the Living Sport Sports Awards.

 

The nomination process for the awards is now open and closes on Friday, September 30.

 

The awards […]

The Paralympics: A long way from a merger

Merging the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been discussed from time to time. However but there is little support for the idea among the associations that govern the various sports represented.

Almost nobody remembers George Eyser these days. The American gymnast was the third-most successful athlete at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, winning […]

Using Sport to Change the World

Whether early or late entering the sport, you can still enjoy a lengthy career in a boat. Paralympic sailing even allows a vast range of disabilities to participate in a competitive environment. For one Rio 2016 Paralympic athlete these facts are evident more than most.

 

Australia’s Liesl Tesch began her Paralympic career as a […]

Disabled sports fan hits out at unfit football venues

A disabled sports fan from Bracknell has hit out at unfit football venues, as she is forced to sit away from family and friends in live sporting events.

 

Vicky Dennis, a wheelchair user from Forest Park in Bracknell, is part of the Muscular Dystrophy UK ‘Move the Goalposts’ campaign which fights for better facilities […]

Persons With Disabilities not given their due share in sports, leaving them discouraged

Type ‘Indian Para athletes at Rio 2016’ in Google search bar and the result is similar to the state of sports for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), buried in the shadows of the two Olympic medal winners, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik.

 

Google says, “Showing results for Indian athletes at Rio 2016,” before “Search instead […]

Transport, cost, facilities hold disabled Australians back from participating in recreational sport

Australians living with a disability take part in recreational sports or physical activity at a fraction of the rate of the rest of the community.

 

Experts said a range of factors were contributing to the low participation rate, including transport, finances and outdated facilities.

 

Peter Downs, who manages Play by the Rules, the […]

Lifestyle Gallery supports disabled sports

The donation was to help furnish the African Centre for Disability of Excellency Complex being constructed by the Richoff Disability Sports and Educational Foundation in Dominase Komenda in the Central Region.

 

Already, the Chief of Dominase Komenda, Nana Ekaw Beis II, has donated a 40-acre land to the Foundation for the project which comprises […]

Kirklees Disabled Sports Club victorious in five-a-side tournament

Competitors from Kirklees Disabled Sports Club took part in the Lions International Fun and Sports Day at Doncaster.

 

Some 33 members of the Disabled Sports Club (KDSC), based at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, entered two teams in a five-a-side knockout football competition, and one of them was the winner.

 

On the winning team, goals […]

Disabled athletes beg gov’t for Gh¢50k

Ghana’s disabled athletes billed for next month’s Paralympics in Rio are pleading with government to give them GHC50, 000 to be able to participate in the multi sports event.

 

According to the President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Bishop Cornelius Adjah-Coffie, it has become very difficult raising funds to the Paralympic game.

 

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Restored voting rights sought for California disabled people

As the November presidential election neared, it looked like David Rector would once again be unable to vote. Five years ago, a judge ruled that a traumatic brain injury disqualified him.

 

Then the 66-year-old former NPR producer learned about a California law that makes it easier for people with developmental disabilities to keep and […]

Fun in the sun at Doncaster charity sports day

All eyes may be on Team GB in Rio but eager Doncasterians showed off some sporting skills of their own at an annual charity games day.

Competitors and spectators alike travelled from across the region for the 36th annual Fun and Sports Day for the Disabled, organised by the Doncaster branch of the Lions.

Over […]

Rio 2016: Ban on Paralympians a blow to Russia’s disabled people

“Cruel” and “inhumane” are some of the words used to describe the decision to ban Russia’s Paralympics team from the Rio Games, but it is not only hurting the athletes — the pain is rippling across the nation.

Veteran sports journalist Yevgeny Bogatyrev said the decision sent a very bad message to people with disabilities […]

Wheelchair camp teaches disabled children sports

Instead of a “disability,” some West Michigan children in wheelchairs are learning to think of their handicap as a “different ability.”

 

They are participating in this year’s Wheelchair Sports Camp at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids.

 

Trainers, who are also in wheelchairs, show and teach children with physical limitations they […]

Water day for disabled at Chickamauga Lake stirs national official’s emotions

The national insurance and risk director for Disabled Sports USA was present Saturday for the Chattanooga chapter’s annual water sports day at Possum Creek on Chickamauga Lake, and she was amazed despite having known about the event for years.

 

“We’ve been talking to Cheryl for 12 years. She’s helped us so much on so […]

The Complete List of ACM Awards Winners

Three preliminary winners were revealed Wednesday, March 23—Kelsea Ballerini, who won New Female Vocalist of the Year, Chris Stapleton, who was named New Male Vocalist of the Year and Old Dominion, who won New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. These mark the first ACM Awards for the three. Ballerini and Old Dominion received […]

The 2017 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament involved 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball. The 77th edition of the tournament began on March 17, 2015, and concluded with the championship game on April 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. […]

NCAA Bracket Contest

We’ll have to wait and see, but be ready as these 10 players are capable of destroying your NCAA Tournament bracket.

1. Justin Robinson, G Monmouth

The Monmouth Hawks will make the NCAA Tournament with a win over Iona in Monday’s MAAC title game, but they could even contend for an at-large bid. Plus, Monmouth […]

Disabled Canadian Military Veteran Thrives Through Outdoor Sports

Following 25 years of military service for his country, Canadian Army Veteran Michael Cotts retired to outdoor sporting activities such as World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual Face of America bicycle and hand cycle ride to manage his post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression.

“It’s hard to express in words, but World T.E.A.M. Sports has saved my life,” […]

Charity teams up with Bradford Bulls to help disabled people into sport

A DISABLED sports organisation in Bradford has teamed up with the city’s top rugby club to allow disabled people the chance to try a variety of activities.

 

Bradford Disability Sports and Leisure (BDSL) linked with the Bradford Bulls Foundation for the Sport England-funded project.

 

Coaches from the Bulls Foundation have been giving sessions […]

Disabled Scots athlete Gordon Reid in sponsorship plea

Four years after the BBC screened the paralympics from London on its mainstream channels Gordon Reid says he is “one of the lucky few” to have secured a deal.

The wheelchair tennis star says despite taking part in the same tours as Andy Murray and Roger Federer, disabled players are regarded as “second class”.

Reid, […]

Excellent performance by athletes at Disabled Sports Tournament

The Third Local Disabled Sports Tournament began Monday at the grounds of Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in the shooting, athletics and target ball for the blind and visually impaired, and will continue for three days. Results of the first day of competition resulted in Majed Al-Dhaye winning first place in the discus throw for the […]

Adaptive Sports Foundation helps people overcome disabilities

Alain Legault remembers the first time he saw a disabled person skiing using adapted gear.

 

An avid skier, he says he didn’t give it much thought.

 

Now, it’s a moment he recalls easily.

 

Poley Mountain offers better access to skiers with disabilities

Sit skier looks to boost sport’s coverage, funding

These days, […]

Mumbai celebrates Valentines Day with sports day for the disabled

ur society has an underlying value structure that makes us think of disability in terms of “tragedy,” having an “impaired body” or being “abnormal.”

Many things that make a person “disabled” have to do with not having access to his or her environment.

To change this, Team Mystique, comprising Manasi Mehta , Miloni Doshi and […]

Handicapped and disabled access for the 2016 Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game

With a theme of “Find Your Adventure,” the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade and 102nd Rose Bowl Game should entice visitors to come to Pasadena for the Jan.1, 2016 festivities. Access is provided whenever possible for the handicapped and disabled, including folks who are blind or have loss of sight, or are deaf or have […]