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Sports of the Paralympic Winter Games: Cross-Country Skiing

Sports of the Paralympic Winter Games: Cross-Country Skiing

Para cross-country skiing is a snow sport where athletes with physical and vision impairments race long distance across a variety of terrains. The sport made its Paralympic debut at the 1976 Paralympic Winter Games in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. Finland, Norway and Russia hold the most Paralympic medals for cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing courses are loops made …

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Anatomy of a Biathlete: Can Monika Hojnisz Control Her Heart Rate Better?

Anatomy of a Biathlete: Can Monika Hojnisz Control Her Heart Rate Better?

We’ve taken six of the world’s top athletes, to find out what it takes to make a true Olympian. Now we’re working, come on! – Testing, analysing. – Dig deep, come on! Getting under the skin of an elite athlete. As we push their bodies to the max. (ANATOMY OF A BIATHLETE) The physical demands …

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Sports of the Paralympic Winter Games: Biathlon

Sports of the Paralympic Winter Games: Biathlon

Para biathlon is an outdoor snow sport combining the fast pace of cross-country skiing with the focus and precision of rifle shooting. Athletes with physical and vision impairments can compete. Vision impaired athletes ski with a guide. It made its first appearance in the Paralympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. Russia, Germany and …

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Anatomy of an Ice Hockey Player: the Strength and Recovery of Jenn Wakefield

Anatomy of an Ice Hockey Player: the Strength and Recovery of Jenn Wakefield

We’ve taken six of the world’s top athletes to find out what it takes to make a true Olympian… That’s it, come on! ..as we push their bodies to the max. (ANATOMY OF AN ICE HOCKEY PLAYER) Ice hockey is a team game really like no other. They come onto the ice at 100%, they …