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Seminar on “Paralympic Sport and its Development” in Vuokatti, Finland


Vuokatti winter photo  Vuokatti, Finland, 17 January 2011.
  Greetings from Vuokatti!

It brings me great pleasure to invite you all to the "Paralympic Sport and Development Seminar" to be held here in the heart of the Finnish winter paradise.

The Seminar Programme is shown below.

From the 15-23.01.2011 The IPC World Cup opener will also be taking place right here in Vuokatti. 

If you wish to attend, we would be thankful if you can confirm your presence in written response by the 10.01.2011 to

Upon your confirmation, further information will be forwarded regarding transportation, accommodation and seminar details.

You may also visit our website: for updates and info regarding the seminar and all our other activities.

We here at ELMA look forward to having the honor of receiving you here in Vuokatti.

Danny Silva, Project Manager, ELMA
ELMA Vuokatti logo

    Snowplois logo   International Paralympic Committee logo



Seminar Programme

(Changes may apply)
8.30 - 9.00 Registration/Gathering
9.15  Opening & ELMA Project– Danny Silva, Snowpolis Oy.
9.30  IPC developments & Classification – Dr. Peter Van de Vliet/ Kaspar Wirz, International Olympic Committee
10.00  Coffee break
10.15  Cross-national comparison of talent identification and development programs – Dr. Sabine Radtke – Free University of Berlin
10.45  Development of youth practices - Sports Academy Program Vuokatti - Leena Rusanen, MSc., Vuokatin Urheiluakatemia
11.15  HUR EASY ACCESS – Smart Zone gym presentation – Mats Manderbacka, HUR FITNESS
12.00-13.00 LUNCH
13.00   Training and analysis technologies & pilot studies – Prof. Vesa Linnamo, Unit of Sport Technology, Jyväskylä University
13.30   Swedish centre for Paralympic winter sports– Jonas Danvind, Mid-Sweden University
14.00  Coffee break
14.15  Presentation  – Disability sport as integrated element in future coach education in Finland– Riikka Juntunen, VAU Ry.
14.45 Presentation  – The New Generation in Sport and Recreation Equipment – Paul Speight, Spokes-n-Motion, USA
15.10  Presentation  – Gaming Technology and Training Adaptations – Katariina Lappalainen, Aidway Ltd.
15.30  Equipment demos Aidway / Spokes-n-Motion
16.00  Conclusions / Closing of Seminar

ENAT member logo  ELMA is an  Associate Member of ENAT

The ELMA Project ("Mobile and Free Sport Environment for the Disabled"), Vuokatti is the ENAT Contact Point for all questions regarding Paralympic Winter Sports and summer training.

Contact person: Mr. Danny Silva (at the email address shown above). 
Verify ELMA: ENAT Members' Directory


General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: Vuokatti, Finland
Start Date: 17/01/2011
End Date: 17/01/2011




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