Sports played by those with a physical or mental disability, either permanent or temporary.
Includes sports that are specifically adapted to those with disabilities as well as sports that have no equivalent in able-bodied sports.
As many of these based on existing sports modified to meet the needs of persons with a disability, they are sometimes referred to as adapted sports.
However, not all disabled sports are adapted; several sports that have been specifically created for persons with a disability have no equivalent in able-bodied sports. Disability exists in four categories: physical, mental, permanent and temporary.
LSC Sport Directory
Visit our Sport Directory to search for sports available in Lethbridge for persons with disabilities. Choose "Adaptive / Disabled" in the Sport Level and click Search. Also visit our Sport at a Glance pages for Special Olympics and Blind Sports.
Lethbridge Special Olympics
International Paralympic Committee
Official website of the Paralympic Movement
Rick Hansen Foundation
Improving the availability of wheelchair and adaptive sports
Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre
Programs for individuals with disabilities in the Canadian Rockies.
Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD)
The Summer and Winter Deaflympics are among the world's fastest growing sports events.
Takes place every two years alternating between summer and winter Games.