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  2004 Summer Paralympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2004 Summer Paralympics were held in Athens, Greece, from September 17 to September 28.
The exclusion was introduced after the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, the first games with events exclusively for people with learning difficulties, after it was found that the majority of the Spanish basketball team were not disabled.
The traditional cultural display was removed from the ceremony as a mark of respect for the deaths of 37 teenagers and 4 teachers from Farkadona, travelling to Athens, whose bus collided with a lorry near the town of Kamena Vourla.
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 Image:Flag of South Korea.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's Marathon
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 20 km Walk
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's Javelin
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 BBC - Ouch! - Paralympics 2004 - 25 Paralympics facts
The scandal led to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) eventually scrapping the "athletes with an intellectual disability" category wholesale, deciding that determining athlete eligibility was too difficult.
The Paralympics are sometimes confused with the Special Olympics, which is a program that focuses on year-round sports and training for all people with an intellectual disability, not only elite athletes.
Paralympic competitors are subjected to rigorous and painful physical tests to make sure they are as disabled as they say they are, so that no one gains an edge by competing against more severely disabled opponents.
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 Paralympic Games
Sir Ludwig Guttmann[?] organized a sports competition in 1948 which became known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, involving World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries[?]; in 1952 competitors from the Netherlands took part.
The first Olympic Style games for disabled athletes were held in Rome in 1960 which became the Paralympics.
The first Winter Paralympics were held in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in 1976.
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The Paralympics are the second-largest sports competition in the world, after the Olympics; the 2000 Summer Games included 3,843 athletes from 123 nations.
The Paralympics are coordinated by the International Paralympic Committee, founded in 1989 (succeeding several committees that had existed before then), which is the only international organization representing all sports and disabilities.
The Paralympics have continued to grow, and the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul were once again held in the same venues as the Olympics.
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 2004 Summer Olympics
By late March 2004, some Olympic projects were still behind schedule, and Greek authorities announced that a roof would no longer be constructed over the main swimming venue.
The 2004 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony was held on August 13.
The 2004 Summer Paralympics were also held in Athens, from September 17 to 28.
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 EdGate Summer Games
This year Athens welcomes athletes with physical disabilities to the 2004 Paralympic Games, which will be held the 17th through 28th of September.
Jessica Galli, is one of the top wheel chair racers in the U.S. She was the youngest member of the USA Track and Field Team at the 2000 Paralympic games in Sydney when she won the silver medal in the 800 meter.
The Paralympics are not to be confused with the Special Olympics, a participatory event where all contenders receive medals.
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 Athletics Australia - News & Media - News Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Australian athletics fans will get a sneak preview of the Athens Olympic and Paralympics this weekend at the Telstra A-series, when Australia’s elite wheelchair track and road athletes take on over 20 of the world’s best international athletes in Canberra on the 30th and 31st January.
The second leg of the 2004 Telstra A-series, at Brisbane’s QEII stadium, began with the withdrawal of World 400m hurdles champion Jana Pittman, but ended with a plethora of strong breakthrough performances.
Athletics Australia and Telstra this week launched the new Telstra A-series area of the AA website, dedicated to keeping athletics fans up-to-date with all the latest news, information and photographs from the Telstra A-series.
www.athletics.org.au /news?view_by_month=2004,01   (793 words)

 BEYOND NORTHERN IRAQ: mail2bni@yahoo.co.uk: September 2004
The lack of American television coverage for the Paralympics that I've been banging on about is finally gaining traction, with the AFP newswire picking up on the story.
Paralympics' television ratings even beat similar high-profile athletics events where able-bodied stars competed."During the weekend, the Paralympics even scored higher ratings than the Monaco Athletics Grand Prix," said Gordon.
Given NBC's massive and hugely successful coverage of the recent Summer Olympics, I would be interested for your network's explanation of why the US Paralympic TV rights have not been bought and what this says about diversity of sports coverage in the US, where 20% of the population has some form of disability.
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 2004.com - Olympic history - Modern history
When the Summer Games became more and more popular a variety of winter sports was introduced as regular competitions.
The word "Paralympics" reflects the idea of a "parallel" Olympics for disabled athletes and the summer games has since 1988 been held in the same year as the Olympics.
The first Paralympics were held in Rome in 1960 with 400 athletes from 23 countries.
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 Breakthrough for the Paralympics - Playing to Win: Canada at the Paralympics - CBC Archives
At this year's Summer Games, it became the Paralympic practice to always hold the event in the same city as the Olympics.
Aside from beginning the tradition that the Olympics and Paralympics would be held in the same city (with Paralympics immediately following the Olympics), this was also the first time the Olympic organizing committee worked closely with the Paralympic organizing committee.
Among other things, it officially stipulated that the Paralympics would always follow the Olympics, and that the two events would take place in the same city using the same venues.
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 The Seattle Times: Opinion: Athletes of the Paralympics deserve equal billing
The distant and poor cousin of the Olympics, the Paralympics have none of the storied history of the Games, which began in Greece in 776 B.C. and were resurrected in modern times in 1896 in Athens.
The Paralympics trace their roots to an effort in 1948 to help World War II disabled veterans in their rehabilitation.
Last summer in Athens, 4,000 disabled athletes from about 130 countries participated in what is now a huge athletic contest, the second-largest in the world, only behind the Olympics in number of people involved.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/opinion/2002278443_tasolagos18.html?syndication=rss   (788 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - Paralympics opens with ceremony
Athens welcomed its second sporting showpiece of the summer tonight in grand fashion with a spectacular opening ceremony to mark the start of the Paralympics.
With memories of an unforgettable Olympic fortnight last month still lingering freshly in the minds of many in the Greek capital, and the added anticipation of another 11 days of sporting action to come, around 75,000 packed into a sold-out Olympic stadium.
International Paralympic Committee president Phil Craven best summed up the spirit of the Games by referring to Greek philosophy in his speech to emphasise the brave struggle many Paralympic athletes must overcome to compete.
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 Athletes gearing up for Paralympics
WHILE the focus is on the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece later this year, there is a special group of Namibian athletes preparing for the Olympics of a different kind - the Paralympics.
Although it is the first time in the history of Paralympic Games that paraplegic athletes will not have to pay for their participation, the athletes still need pocket money to make their involvement a memorable one, said Tsauseb.
The Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games will take place on 17 September at the Athens Olympic Stadium for what is the greatest sporting event in the world, in size and importance, for persons with disabilities.
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 SLAM! Sports: 2000 Summer Games: Paralympics
 SYDNEY (AP) -- A powerlifter from Azerbaijan was stripped of his gold medal in the Sydney Paralympics on Monday after testing positive for the steroid nandrolone.
 The International Paralympic Committee's Medical and Anti-Doping Commission said Gundus Ismailov would be expelled from the Paralympics until after the 2004 Games.
 The International Paralympic Committee said in a statement Sunday that Frasure, a member of Disabled Sports USA and the world's top 100-metre sprinter for amputees the past three years, had his A and B samples test positive to the steroid during competition testing.
www.canoe.ca /2000GamesParalympics/home.html   (217 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics
The 2004 Summer Olympics are officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (the 28th Summer Olympic Games).
Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance.
By August 2004, the Olympic Stadium was officially completed and opened, and the Athens Tram and Light Rail became operational.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/NewSport/Olympia2004.html   (1798 words)

 Index of /wiki/en/at/   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics Womens 10,000 metres
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics Womens 4 x 100 metres relay
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics Womens 4 x 400 metres relay
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 TSUTigers.com :: Official Tennessee State University Athletics Site
Currently, he is second in the world in the paralympic 400m with a time of 53.85.
The Paralympics feature 21 sports, 18 of which are also contested in the Olympics.
More information about the 2004 Paralympics in Athens can be found at here.
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Since then, the Paralympics have continued to grown in complexity and size, taking place in the same city and venue as the able-bodied Games since 1988.
There is an important distinction to be made regarding the Paralympic Games: they are not the Special Olympics, which are held for people with developmental disabilities as a motivational experience, and to foster community.
Paralympic athletes in most countries outside of the United States are provided for commensurate with their fellow Olympians, given equal access to training facilities, training subsidies, insurance, prize money, status, and overall athlete services.
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 Paralympics 2004 >>> News and Information from the Paralympics in Athens
The Paralympics 2004 in Athens has closed as the most successful Paralympic Games ever.
Nearly 4000 disabled athletes from 136 countries around the globe competed for 525 Gold medals in 19 sports.
China with a total of 141 medals (63 Golds) were clear winners on the 2004 Paralympic medals table.
www.paralympics.com   (288 words)

 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 2000 Sydney
But later that day the US won the 4x400m with Jones running third to propel her team toward victory and a rare haul of five athletics medals.
She is the first athlete to have competed at both an Olympics and a Paralympics.
She competed in the latter at both 1992 and 1996 editions picking up six medals along the way.
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 Athletics Canada -Saskatchewan’s Clayton Gerein wins quadriplegic wheelchair race at Boston marathon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Athletics Canada -Saskatchewan’s Clayton Gerein wins quadriplegic wheelchair race at Boston marathon
Gerein, the 1992 and 2000 Paralympic Games marathon champion, clocked one hour and 55 minutes.14 seconds under summer-like conditions with temperatures approaching 30 Celsius.
Petitclerc however won’t race the marathon at the Paralympics preferring to focus on the shorter distances such as the 800 metres.
www.athletics.ca /article.asp?id=3102   (442 words)

 1984 Summer Olympics
The Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, United States.
Los Angeles was the only city to bid to host the 1984 Summer Olympics.
After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotts these Olympics (the USSR announced their intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
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 Sports Massage at the 2004 Athens Olympics
While modern Greece, and Athens specifically, was the home of the first modern Olympiad in 1896, the Athens 2004 Olympics and Paralympics will include over 14,000 international athletes who will have access to massage therapy as a part of the health services medical team.
He worked with Roger Olbrot at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games and told me that Roger was working with the IOC on preparing guidelines for future sports massage therapy teams that would integrate with the Health Services Medical Team of future Olympics.
While the Olympics (August of 2004) and the Paralympics (September of 2004) last for 2 weeks, the commitment for each team is 21 days.
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 Sports Features Communications™ - Press Point
Sportsmen and women are eligible for nomination based on performances between 1 February 2004 and 31 January 2005.
The Athens Olympics and Paralympics, the European Football Championships, plus great golf and tennis championships, and the Red Sox amazing World Series win in baseball have made 2004 very special.
It supervises and co-ordinates the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games and other multi-disability competitions, of which the most important are World and Regional Championships.
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 Virtual Library of Sport - world games
They emphasize, however, the participants' athletic achievements rather than their disability and are held in the same year as the Olympic Games.
The International Paralympics Committee is the international representative organization of elite sports for athletes with disabilities and organizes, supervises and co-ordinates the Paralympic Games and other multi-disability competitions at both world and regional levels.
Paralympics from Kostas Z foundation; history, 2000, 2004, 2005, History..
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 2004 and the Arkansas Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Arkansas Arkansas History State of Arkansas
The chief justice of the Haitian Supreme Court, Boniface Alexandre, is sworn in as interim president.
2004 Canadian election: The Liberal Party, led by Paul Martin, is reduced to a minority government, after holding a majority since November 1993.
The 2004 Summer Olympics begin in Athens They end on August 29.
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 Athletics Australia - News & Media - News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Other highlights will include Paralympic legend Louise Sauvage (NSWIS) up against a number of top line international’s in the women’s 800m wheelchair event including Japan’s Paralympic finalist Wakako Tsuchida Tsuchinda and Ireland’s national record holder in six events, Patrice Dockery.
This year when I saw the Telstra Meet’s bookend, the Summer Down Under International Track and Road series, I thought we should try and keep all these athletes in Australia while they’re in the country - for a quarter of the price of what it would cost us to travel overseas.
The Canberra leg of the A-series is the third in the 2004 circuit.
www.athletics.org.au /news/details.cfm?ObjectID=1865&ReturnString=view_by_month=2004,01   (486 words)

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