Monday, January 14, 2008

Research interest?: Athletes with Disabilities

Wanted to pass along this message from Elaine Jenks at West Chester in Pennsylvania. Anyone interested can contact her directly.

I'm interested in organizing a panel for NCA on communication and sport for athletes with disabilities. Obviously, this is a huge area of study but because the IAAF just disqualified a runner who is a double amputee from the Beijing Olympics because his prosthetic limbs have been ruled to give him an advantage over runners without disabilities, I think this is a good year to have a panel on this topic. My personal interest is in the sport of goalball, a Paralympic team sport played only by athletes who are blind or visually impaired. If you are conducting research in the area of communication and sport for athletes with disabilities, please email me at by the end of January so we have time to organize a panel before the February 13th NCA deadline.

Lainey Jenks


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