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Niklas Ingvarsson of Sweden and Steve Arsenault of Canada in action during the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Joel Marklund/Olympic Information Service)

Understanding the science of para ice hockey

Athletes competing in para hockey at the Paralympic Games in South Korea have unique biomechanical skills. A Canadian researcher explains how beginners in the sport can improve their skating skills.
The author competing at the 2012 London Paralympics. Australian Paralympic Committee

First person: how the Paralympics changed my life

Richard Nicholson has experienced first hand the evolution of the Paralympics, and with it, the shift in perception of disabilities and para-athletes.
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for his sentencing. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Oscar Pistorius sentence: you might not like it, but it is the law

Under South African law, murder carries a minimum sentence of 15 years for first-time offenders. But courts may deviate from this if they find ‘substantial and compelling circumstances’ to do so.

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