Too Blind to Be Sighted/Too Sighted to be Blind
Honey or vinegar: Advocating for para-sport
“by Andrea (with contributions from Courtney) I’m writing this post because I have a serious question ...”
Defining advantage: The black out glasses rule
The Oscar Pistorius Effect
Should Athletes Without Disabilities be Allowed in Parasport?
“By Josh A few years ago I demonstrated my sport, boccia, at a summer camp for ...”
Setting the Record Straight
How do we develop athletes with disabilities in Canada?
“By Blair Sport Canada (a branch of the Ministry of Canadian Heritage), and more specifically the ...”
Health and high performance: Striking a balance in federal funding
“By Jason As Canadian athletes, we have it better today than at any other time in ...”
The myth of independence
A Voice (or Image) in the Abyss
Blogging Against Disablism Day 2012
I Am Not ‘Special’
Plus ça change: The Paralympics Return to Stoke Mandeville
“When the Games are held in London this summer it will be a homecoming of ...”
The myths of doping: Why Cheetahs aren't cheating
“By Andrea A few stories have resurfaced in the news in recent weeks convincing me it ...”
Para-tri: The art of the transition
Are we preaching to the choir? Social media and the Paralympic Games
“The Paralympics have come and gone. The athletes have returned home. The venues are packed ...”
Wake Up Canada! Or risk Rio being a repeat
“By An Athlete The 2012 London Games are over and now begins the next quadrennial of ...”
Wake Up Canada! Part 2: Inefficiencies in the Sport System
“By An Athlete In which 'An Athlete' furthers expands on last week's post and explains what ...”
How can I find out more about the project?
“If you have any questions or require further information regarding the project, please contact Andrea ...”
Has this project undergone review by an ethics board?
“Yes, this project was reviewed by the ethics board at the University of British Columbia. ...”
Are reader comments anonymous? Will my name be used?
“Only if you want it to be. When you post on the blog you have ...”
How will reader comments be used?
“Generally speaking the comments made by blog readers/contributors are meant simply to get people talking ...”
How does this blog work?
“Every Monday morning the Blog Team makes a new post — the topic changes each ...”
Who are we?
“The Blog Team consists of five athletes with a disability and one graduate student. We ...”
What is AthletesFirst.ca?
“This blog is part of a graduate student research project at the University of British ...”
Language and Sport
“POINT: I’m an athlete first — not a denizen of a parallel universe! By Courtney Language is ...”
What are the legacies of the Paralympic Games?
“By Andrea It’s been almost two years since the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics and it’s just under ...”
Inspirational stories don’t tell the real story
Photo Contest and 2012 Wishlist!
“Happy Holidays! We've decided to mix things up a bit this week at AthletesFirst. Recognizing that ...”