The Paralympics start soon, folks!!
"The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will feature nearly 700 athletes with a physical disability or visual impairment from 45 countries competing in six sports. The Games feature 72 medal events (34 men, 34 women, four mixed). Team USA will compete in each of the sports contested in Sochi with an estimated team of 77 athletes."
The opening ceremony is on March 7th, at 11:00am ET
check out the full US tv schedule here:
General Paralympic information here:
Last of all, follow @paralympic on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates!
Team Canada Sledge Hockey - The Road to Sochi 2014
This video is so badass, check out their clips of their training regiments. Pretty hardcore if ya ask me
This image comes directly from a Nordstrom advertising campaign in the fall and winter of 2012. The model featured in the ad is Angela Rockwood, who also stars in a reality television series called Push Girls on the Sundance channel. As is mentioned on the show, Angela is a model and actress who was paralyzed from the neck down after a car accident.
The picture promotes the idea of an equal relationship between the viewer and viewed. By including her wheelchair but not making it the focal point of the picture, this advertisement makes a powerful statement of inclusivity. It shows all of her without making any attempts to highlight nor erase her disability. The camera angle is not one that signifies hero worship akin to “supercrip” pictures but it is also not looking down upon her.
I love this!
Really beautiful! I might have posted this picture before (or a similar one of her) but even if I did, the picture and the comment are good enough to post it again!
"Booggere" by Plaster. The dancer is Luca Patuelli "Lazylegz". GREAT SONG!
It’s been a busy weekend of sport and I’ve loved every minute of it! So many opportunities have come my way. Travelling to Canberra in April to play on the state junior basketball team in the nationals, travelling to Sydney towards the end of the year to play in the wc rugby nationals and I was told yesterday that I have the potential to be amongst the top ten wheelchair track athletes in the world after a month of training and to be number 1 in Australia. Looks like I might be going to Rio, yeah baby!