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Countdown to the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016

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Track Cycling

The first competition for the Track Cyclists is scheduled for August 8th ... Cycling for athletes with an impairment was first introduced in the early 1980s, in the road discipline. Technological progress has made the sport more inclusive and competitions increasingly competitive. Track cycling is the latest Paralympic cycling discipline, having been introduced at the Atlanta 1996 Games, with events for men and women.

German Athletes competing

Kerstin Brachtendorf
Kai Kristian Kruse
Stefan Nimke
Thomas Schäfer
Denise Schindler
Michael Teuber
Erich Winkler

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Swimming

The first competition in swimming is scheduled for August 8th ... Swimming has been part of the Paralympic programme since Rome 1960 and has been ever present since.
With 620 athletes competing in 152 events, swimming will be the Paralympic sport with the second highest number of athletes at the Rio 2016 Games, behind only athletics.

German Athletes competing

Janina Breuer
Christoph Burkard
Annke Conradi
Denise Grahl
Elena Krawzow
Tobias Pollap
Torben Schmidtke
Maike Naomi Schnittger
Verena Schott
Daniela Schulte
Hannes Schürmann
Daniel Simon
Emely Telle

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Table-Tennis

The first competition for table-tennis is scheduled for August 8th ... Table tennis was created in the 19th century in Great Britain, and was played by aristocratic families. In its early days, when it came to be known as wiff-waff, cigar boxes were used as rackets and books served as a net. Both the equipment and the rules had evolved considerably when the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) was established, in 1926. The sport has been part of the Paralympic programme since the first edition of the Games, at Rome 1960. Non-wheelchair users started competing at Toronto 1976. Competitors with cerebral palsy were included at Arnhem 1980 and athletes with an intellectual impairment were added to the programme at Sydney 2000.

German Athletes competing

Valentin Baus
Thomas Brüchle
Stephanie Grebe
Jan Gürtler
Sandra Mikolaschek
Holger Nikelis
Thomas Rau
Thomas Schmidberger
Juliane Wolf
Jochen Wollmert

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Rollstuhl-Tennis

The first competition for table-tennis is scheduled for August 8th ... Olympic Tennis Centre is located at Barra Olympic Park, considered the heart of the Games, which will become a sporting benchmark for the country bringing together cutting-edge competition venues.

German Athletes competing

Carmen Brussig
Ramona Brussig
Sebastian Junk
Nikolai Kornhaß

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Goalball

The first goalball competition is scheduled for August 8th ... First introduced in 1946, goalball was created to assist in the rehabilitation of veterans with a visual impairment. Its popularity has only grown since then: the sport is currently practised in 85 countries. It debuted in the Paralympic Games at Toronto 1976, as a demonstration sport. Since then, goalball has been ever present at all editions of the Games.

German Athletes competing

Michael Feistle
Christian Friebel
Stefan Hawranke
Oliver Hörauf
Thomas Steiger
Reno Tiede

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Judo

The first judo competition is scheduled for August 8th ... Based on jujutsu, it was developed by educator Jigoro Kano and consolidated as a sport in the late 19th century. Judo made its first appearance at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. It debuted in the Paralympic programme in Seoul 1988, and women were allowed into the competition from Athens 2004. Judo is the only martial art present in the Paralympic programme.

German Athletes competing

Carmen Brussig
Ramona Brussig
Sebastian Junk
Nikolai Kornhaß

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Sitting Volleyball

The first competition is scheduled for August 9th ... Sitting volleyball was first introduced in the Netherlands in the 1950s, combining Olympic volleyball with a German sport called ``Sitzball.`` However, it only started becoming more popular in the 1960s. International competitions went on to be organised from 1967, and sitting volleyball was accepted into the International Sport Organization for the Disabled (ISOD) in 1978. The sport debuted in the Paralympic programme in the Arnhem 1980 Games and has been on the Paralympic Games agenda since. Until Sydney 2000, the competitions were divided into two categories: sitting and standing. From Athens 2004, they were restricted to sitting volleyball only.

German Athletes competing

Dominik Albrecht
Stefan Hähnlein
Christoph Herzog
Barbaros Sayilir
Torben Schiewe
Alexander Schiffler
Lukas Schiwy
Jürgen Schrapp
Stefan Schu
Mathias Tigler
Martin Vogel
Heiko Wiesenthal

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Road Cycling

The first competition for the Road Cyclists is scheduled for August 14th ... Cycling for athletes with an impairment originated in the early 1980s. Road competitions were introduced in the New York/Stoke Mandeville 1984 Paralympic Games programme, with events for competitors with cerebral palsy. Four years later, in Seoul, cyclists with other types of impairments – cerebral palsy and amputees/les autres, were also included. Visually impaired athletes made their debut at the Barcelona 1992 Games.

German Athletes competing

Kerstin Brachtendorf
Hans-Peter Durst
Andrea Eskau
Kai-Kristian Kruse
Jana Majunke
Vico Merklein
Stefan Nimke
Christiane Reppe
Thomas Schäfer
Denise Schindler
Michael Teuber
Dorothee Vieth
Steffen Warias
Max Weber
Erich Winkler

German House Rio 2016

pretty excited what and in particular WHO I am going to meet there …
(photo credit: picture-alliance)

Rio feeling ...

on this image which I brought from the European Athletic Championships in Amsterdam.

And those are the disciplines

thta I have been charged with. Luckily it is also the cyclists …

Can’t Wait!

SUUUUUPER!

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Road Cycling

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Track Cycling

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Swimming

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Seated Volleyball

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Tabletennis

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Judo

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Goalball

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Tennis

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