Disabilities and Sports

A contradiction in terms


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I believe the politically correct description for this subject probably would be, "Athletically Challenged." No matter how you identify or define this subject, the fact remains that some either from birth or by misfortune of an accident, have had to learn to do even the most simple of tasks in the daily routine of survival, with limited capacity. Being what I consider a informed individual, I began researching the subject of, disabilities and sports, and how the two are related. I was mildly surprised when I started researching this to find the variety of sporting activities, available to those who, with a little time, a lot of hard work, and desire can excel at whatever level they want. Just to show how limited my knowledge was on this, the following activities were found at the web site link(s), listed at the bottom of this page.

If you know someone who would like to have their story or bio added to one of the sports listed below, or a sport not listed, please e-mail me: vicky@footballmail.com

Each individual sport listed below have additional links to their particular site location.



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(updated 2/5/2000)
Billards

Bowling

Chess for kids
Chess Directory

Cricket

Cycling


Equestrian


Fishing & Hunting

Goalball

Martial Arts

Medical Information & Resources

Quad Rugby

(updated 99)
Water Skiing

(Updated Feb. 21, 2000)
Snow Skiing

(updated schedule info Feb 2000)
Ice Sled Hockey

(updated 05/2003)
Softball

(updated 02/2003)
Swimming

Tennis & Table Tennis

Volleyball

Weightlifting

(updated 7/21/2000)
Wheelchair Fencing

Wheelchair Basketball (updated 4/2003)


Wheelchair Hockey (updated 01/2003)

Wheelchair Shooting

Whitewater Rafting

(updated 05/2003)
Paralympics

(updated 2/5/2000)
Special Olympics

The world at large

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Please submit comments here. | Paralympic Survey | Survey Results (updated Sept. 14, 2001)

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As you can see the list includes not only activities that normally require a great deal of physical skill, but,
those that most of us take for granted as being relaxing, (i.e., billiards, bowling, cricket and fishing),
just to name a few. Additionally, I discovered that there is a lot of information on the Internet about,
The Paralympics, The Special Olympics, a variety of meets, races and competitions that provide both
monetary, as well as non monetary awards.

If you are aware of or have access to any information on these or any other sports related activities,
please e-mail this information to me at:

1997 vicky@footballmail.com
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Links to other sites on the Web

The Challenged Athletes Foundation
Disabled Sports Directory
Disabled Sports Directory by State (link updated)
(2004) Resources for the Blind
National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) (link updated)
Kids with Disabilities
No Limits Sports Club for Disabled Children
Disabled Sports USA
United People With Dis"abilities" This site is temporarily unavailable.


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