Paralympic Cross Country Skiing<br />WITH GLOWING HEARTS<br />By Naomi<br />
Cross Country Skiing<br />Cross Country skiing is one of the five Paralympic sports and one of the Nordic skiing events<br...
Cross Country Skiing Continued<br />Cross country skiing was introduced into the Olympics in 1924 at Chamonix, France for ...
Paralympic Cross Country Skiing<br />Was included in the first Winter Paralympic games in Ornskoldvik, Sweden in 1976 <br ...
Paralympic Cross Country Skiing Continued<br />A Nordic Time Percentage system is used to calculate athlete’s time dependi...
Classical<br />Skiers ski through tracks in the snow made by snow machines<br />Was originally the only way to ski before ...
Free Technique<br />Athletes ski in a similar technique to speed skating<br />Push off with the edge of their skis<br />Fa...
Relay Events<br />Teams of skiers race one leg of the course<br />Made up of skiers from different categories<br />Total t...
Categories<br />Standing<br />Use the same equipment as able bodied skiers but with a walking disability<br />Sitting<br /...
Vancouver 2010 Events<br />Men’s 1 x 4 + 2 x 5 km relay<br />Men’s sprint<br />Men’s 10 km<br />Men’s 15 km<br />Men’s 20 ...
Vancouver 2010 Events Continued<br />Women’s 15 km<br />All Paralympic cross country events will be held at the Whistler P...
Bibliography<br />http://www.vancouver2010.com/paralympic-games/cross-country-skiing/additional-information/about-the-spor...
Picture Bibliography<br />Welcome to Vancouver by iwona_kelly on Flickr<br />Sit-ski in action by pablofausto on Flickr<br...
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  1. 1. Paralympic Cross Country Skiing<br />WITH GLOWING HEARTS<br />By Naomi<br />
  2. 2. Cross Country Skiing<br />Cross Country skiing is one of the five Paralympic sports and one of the Nordic skiing events<br />Used as a form of survival in cold climates for about 6,000 years<br />Introduced as a sport by armies holding friendly competitions in the late 1700’s<br />
  3. 3. Cross Country Skiing Continued<br />Cross country skiing was introduced into the Olympics in 1924 at Chamonix, France for men only<br />Women’s cross country skiing were brought into the Olympics in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway<br />
  4. 4. Paralympic Cross Country Skiing<br />Was included in the first Winter Paralympic games in Ornskoldvik, Sweden in 1976 <br />Athletes can compete in standing, sitting, and visually impaired classes<br />Can compete in free technique or classical in relay events or individual events over short, medium, or long distances from 2.5 km to 20 km<br />Skiers have interval starts with a skier starting every 30 seconds<br />
  5. 5. Paralympic Cross Country Skiing Continued<br />A Nordic Time Percentage system is used to calculate athlete’s time depending on disability<br />
  6. 6. Classical<br />Skiers ski through tracks in the snow made by snow machines<br />Was originally the only way to ski before 1992<br />Sit skiers can’t change their technique<br />
  7. 7. Free Technique<br />Athletes ski in a similar technique to speed skating<br />Push off with the edge of their skis<br />Faster than classical by about 8%<br />Uses shorter skis<br />Was introduced for the Paralympics in 1992 at Albertville<br />
  8. 8. Relay Events<br />Teams of skiers race one leg of the course<br />Made up of skiers from different categories<br />Total time percentage stays the same for the team<br />No time calculation required; fastest team wins<br />
  9. 9. Categories<br />Standing<br />Use the same equipment as able bodied skiers but with a walking disability<br />Sitting<br />Have no use of legs<br />Use chair on skis (called a sit-ski)<br />Blind/Visually Impaired<br />Use same equipment as able bodied skiers<br />Ski with a guide<br />
  10. 10. Vancouver 2010 Events<br />Men’s 1 x 4 + 2 x 5 km relay<br />Men’s sprint<br />Men’s 10 km<br />Men’s 15 km<br />Men’s 20 km<br />Women’s 3 x 2.5 km relay<br />Women’s sprint<br />Women’s 5 km<br />Women’s 10 km<br />
  11. 11. Vancouver 2010 Events Continued<br />Women’s 15 km<br />All Paralympic cross country events will be held at the Whistler Paralympic Park ski hill on Whistle mountain on March 14th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 21st<br />
  12. 12. Bibliography<br />http://www.vancouver2010.com/paralympic-games/cross-country-skiing/additional-information/about-the-sport_168812RF.html<br />http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-cross-country-skiing/additional-information/about-the-sport_145886Km.html<br />http://www.paralympic.org/<br />
  13. 13. Picture Bibliography<br />Welcome to Vancouver by iwona_kelly on Flickr<br />Sit-ski in action by pablofausto on Flickr<br />Skier by pablofausto on Flickr<br />Canadian skier by BC Living Games on Flickr<br />

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