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Paralympic sports events

Author: Robin Johnson
Publisher: New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., 2010.
Series: Winter Olympic sports; Winter Olympic sports (Crabtree Publishing Company)
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The Paralympics are a series of sporting events for elite athletes with different physical abilities. This book examines the five Paralympic winter sports, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling, and the athletes who compete in them. Prepare to be inspired by their courage, skill, and dedication to their sport.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Johnson
ISBN: 9780778740445 0778740447 9780778740254 0778740250
OCLC Number: 351296399
Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Paralympic games --
Alpine skiing events --
Downhill --
Slalom --
Giant slalom --
Super-G --
Nordic skiing events --
Cross-country skiing: individual --
Cross-country skiing: relay --
Short-distance biathlon --
Long-distance biathlon --
Ice sledge hockey --
Wheelchair curling --
Snapshot of the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Series Title: Winter Olympic sports; Winter Olympic sports (Crabtree Publishing Company)
Responsibility: Robin Johnson.

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The Paralympics are a series of sporting events for elite athletes with different physical abilities. This book examines the five Paralympic winter sports, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling, and the athletes who compete in them. Prepare to be inspired by their courage, skill, and dedication to their sport.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-01-06) Very Good Permalink

Highly skilled athletes with physical disabilities compete against each other in the Paralympic Games, held after the Olympic Games at the same venue.  This book describes the winter paralympic events that will be contested at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, BC, and has many colorful...
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