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5th lecture – Sport for handicapped Situation in Finland Paralympics Classification

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  1. 5th lecture – Sport for handicapped • Situation in Finland • Paralympics • Classification • Special Olympics

  2. Main forms of action in special physical activity Organizations for handicapped sport,Paralympic committee Top sport Organizations for handicapped sport,clubs Competition sport Municipal,club and individual activities Conditioning and recretional physical activity School Applied physical education Health care Rehabilitation / rehabilitative physical activity

  3. Competitive and top sport • Federations of handicapped sport organizations mainly responsible, the 3 biggest: • SIU = Finnish Federation for Invalid Sport • SKLU = Finnish Sport for Mentally Handicapped • NKL = Central Organization for Visually Impaired • Finnish Paralympic Committee responsible of top sport www.paralympia.fi

  4. Finnish sport and physical activity for handicappedVAU rywww.vammaisurheilu.fi Estabilished 17.9.2009

  5. Sport for handicapped in Finland • Sport federation of war invalids 1945-2000 • Strong path opener in early days • Last national cahampionship games in 2000 • Nowadays sport for handicapped in addition to VAU with • Finnish Sport Federation for Deaf • http://www.skul.org

  6. Great Book of Olympics (Suuri Olympiateos) – part 10 • Siukonen, Pulakka, Ahola (1996), Jyväskylä: Gummerus • History of paralympics 1960-1996 • participants • results • profiles From freak to top sport (Kummajaisesta huippu-urheiluksi) History of finnish sport for handicapped 1960-2005. Leena Kummu 2007.

  7. Paralympics www.paralympic.org • International top athletic games for physically and visually impaired governed by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and recognized by international Olympic Committee (IOC) • Organized after Olympic games at the same venues • Finnish Paralympic Committee www.paralympia.fi/ • is responsible of organizing,choosing and sending team to the games

  8. archery track and field wheel chair basketball boccia cycling equestrian events fencing soccer goalball judo CP soccer benchpress wheelchair rugby wheelchairfencing yachting shooting swimming table tennis wheelchair tennis sittingvolleyball rowing Paralympic sports: summer

  9. Paralympialajit: talvi • cross-country skiing • alpine skiing • biathlon • sled ice-hockey • wheel chair curling

  10. Classification of handicapped athletes • Athletes are classified by functional ability • Goal:equal competitive situation • Observed in classification: • background information of athlete (diagnosis) • function capability of muscles / eyesight • functional capability of athlete in performance • Classification can be permanent or temporary

  11. Special Olympics www.specialolympics.org • World wide organization of mentally handicapped recognized by IOC • Offers year-round physical activity to mentally handicapped,their instructors,coaches and families • Organizes Special Olympics every second year (alternating summer and winter games) • In Finland organized by VAU