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The Road to Rio : Medical and Scientific Perspectives on the 2016 Paralympic Games

Blauwet, Cheri; Lexell, Jan LU ; Derman, Wayne; Idrisova, Guzel; Kissick, James; Stomphorst, Jaap; Wosornu, Yetsa Tuakli; Van de Vliet, Peter and Webborn, Nick (2016) In PM and R 8(8). p.798-801
Abstract

In August and September of this year, the world will turn its attention to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Of interest to physiatrists, the Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 to 18, with an estimated total of 4 billion viewers. In the United States, for the first time in history, the Summer Games will be broadcast over a total of 66 hours on NBCUniversal. The Paralympic Games represent the pinnacle of elite sport for athletes with disabilities while also changing perceptions around the importance of grassroots sport and physical activity opportunities for the disability community more broadly.

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798 - 801
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1934-1482
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10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.004
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  author       = {Blauwet, Cheri and Lexell, Jan and Derman, Wayne and Idrisova, Guzel and Kissick, James and Stomphorst, Jaap and Wosornu, Yetsa Tuakli and Van de Vliet, Peter and Webborn, Nick},
  issn         = {1934-1482},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {798--801},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {PM and R},
  title        = {The Road to Rio : Medical and Scientific Perspectives on the 2016 Paralympic Games},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.004},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2016},
}