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Doping controllers on hand at INAS Skiing World Championships

Alpine skiing pictogram. Alpine skiing pictogram. Image credit: Parutakupiu
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Doping control at the INAS Skiing World Championships. Image credit: INAS World Championships 15-19th of april 2015 Klövsjö Sweden

With ID skiing taking steps for potential inclusion on the Winter Paralympics program, doping controllers were on hand at the INAS Skiing World Championships to check for WADA compliance among the event’s competitors.

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During the event, research is being conducted that investigates potential classification for Nordic skiers with intellectual disabilities.  Once complete, it can assist in making the case  towards potentially including ID para-Nordic skiing on the Winter Paralympic program.  Six researchers are involved with the project.  They are being led by Belgium’s Debbie Van Biesen.

 

A total of ten countries were scheduled to send skiers to compete in the event, but only nine showed up.   The competition includes both three alpine events and four Nordic cross-country skiing events. Winners at the championships have included Sweden’s Aurelia Hagberg who claimed gold in the slalom and giant slalom, and Nelly Enmark who won the sprint event with Kristin Björfeldt winning silver and Russia’s Elena Shchukina winning bronze.

 

 

 

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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