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High Performance Sport


This area of focus promotes and engages athletes, researchers, and practitioners of high-performance para sports, particularly at the world-class competitive level. This focus works to increase understanding and critically interrogate the following three interrelated topics.

  1. Organized competitive sports participation;
  2. The rise and development of specialized training regimes surrounding and incorporating assistive technology; 
  3. Histories of marginalized athletic stories, experiences, and bodies within global sport. 

Past events have centered on training and funding disruptions due to the rise of Covid-19 and the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games; future programming will continue this direction in anticipation of the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Games.


International Sports Competitions

The international sports competitions included below bring together athletes with disabilities from around the world to compete in various sporting events, where they can showcase their skill, determination, and sportsmanship on an international level. These competitions highlight achievements in high-performance sports that extend beyond conventional expectations of able vs disabled bodies, paving the way for greater inclusivity and accessibility across the sporting landscape.