Paralympic skiing classification
I finished doing some of the things that I needed to get done wit my postdoc on Australian women’s sport and Wikipedia for the first stage. After that, I decided to take a bit of a break and working on Para-Nordic skiing classification and Para-alpine skiing classification on Wikipedia. Of all the articles I’ve been working on recently, I think the classification articles have turned out to be my favourite. From a sport history point of view, these articles give a much better idea as to the organizational history of the Paralympic movement than any other type of articles. You can see how different disability groups lobbied for things, which sport organizations got in when, what agendas they were pushing, how successful they were, etc. You can get a good idea of the relative geographic importance of certain parts of the world based on who was designing the classification system. You can see which groups were isolated and do their own thing.
Are the articles all that great? Not particularly but you could write a book on Paralympic skiing classification. Or if not a book, at least a very nice chapter in a book. You could probably write a very nice book looking at the evolution of all the Paralympic sport classification systems though. Contrast the skiing articles with say para-swimming classification. Similar groups involved but different system and different ways of coming to a similar conclusion about what sort of classification but still completely different.