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  BBC - Ouch! - Paralympics 2004 - Paralympics Blog
Britain came second only in the medal table to China (and think about what that means in terms of comparing their population to ours!), while Greece moved a little closer to Europe in addressing the issues of its disabled citizens.
There's a bit of a sad irony here in that Greece's Paralympic athletes, who brought home medal glory and who enticed the spectators to come watch the Games, are overwhelmingly disabled as the result of traffic accidents.
Yet, these athletes who understand and personify the fact that life goes on despite tragedy, and often in the face of adversity, are the people who are now having to shelve their celebrations of life with disability as a result of this horrible tragedy.
www.bbc.co.uk /ouch/paralympics/blog   (1523 words)

  
 Paralympics Ontario
Paralympics Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2007 Ontario ParaSport Awards will take place Saturday, November 17 at the DoubleTree International Plaza Hotel in Toronto.
Paralympics Ontario (PO) has played an integral role in the development of Paralympians for the past two decades through an established multi-sport games program, which features Ontario ParaSport Summer Championship and Winter Games, along with Regional Games.
Paralympics Ontario brings a number of experienced Athlete Ambassadors into each community to share their story and demonstrate sport.
www.paralympicsontario.ca   (529 words)

  
  BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Paralympics
A German double gold medallist is stripped of his medals at the Winter Paralympics.
Russell Docker and Stephen Napier are ready to fly the flag for Britain at the 2002 Winter Paralympics.
The Paralympic Winter Games were first held in Sweden in 1976, but the international movement is much older.
news.bbc.co.uk /winterolympics2002/hi/english/paralympics/default.stm   (0 words)

  
  Paralympics for site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first Paralympic game took place in 1960 in Rome, Italy, where 23 nations and 400 athletes were ready to compete.Paralympics games played in winter were at first held in 1976.
To complete in the paralympic games each athelete must meet rigorous qualifying standards that are catorgorized according to disability type and severity, and then be selected to his/her country's team.
The paralympics are recognized and supported by the international olympic commitee and governed by the international paralympic commitee.
library.thinkquest.org /5028/Paralympicshome.htm   (334 words)

  
 2004 Summer Paralympics at AllExperts
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 International Paralympic Committee stated that the exclusion would continue until there are sufficient tests for the disabilities and a way to measure the effect they have on a sport.
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.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2004_summer_paralympics.htm   (961 words)

  
 Paralympics
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.
www.infoplease.com /spot/paralympics.html   (595 words)

  
 Paralympics
The intent of the Paralympics is to concentrate on the athlete's achievements rather than the disability.
Athletes at the Paralympics include paraplegics, tetraplegics, amputees, blind and cerebal palsied individuals, "les autres", and those with an intellectual disability.
From conversations with other athletes that had been to previous Paralympics, the general feeling was that Sydney did the best job to date of hosting the Paralympics.
www.lisafranks.net /PARALYMPICS.html   (238 words)

  
 Paralympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since 1988, the Summer Paralympics have been held in the conjunction with the Olympic Games in the same host city.
This practice was adopted in 1992 for the Winter Paralympics, and became an official policy of the International Olympic Committee and the IPC following a June 19, 2001 agreement.
Dwarfism, multiple sclerosis or birth deformities of the limbs such as that caused by thalidomide are examples of this.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paralympics   (678 words)

  
 Should Paralympics Cut Loose from Olympics? :: thetyee.ca
However, in the Paralympics not all athletes are created equally; a swimmer with no legs cannot compete fairly against a swimmer missing one foot at any level.
However, when the Paralympics were a completely separate entity, no one demanded a highway expansion, a new transit system to the airport or even a new permanent stadium.
The behaviour is akin to a 15 year old school girl forced by her parents to watch her younger siblings and having to miss an important date or concert by parents who are attemtping to teach her some responsiblities.
thetyee.ca /Views/2006/06/07/Paralympics   (1799 words)

  
 Paralympics Ontario - Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Debbie Low, Executive Director, Paralympics Ontario, says “this is the first provincial partnership of its kind with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and we are very excited about the opportunities this partnership presents.
We want people to know that the term “Paralympic” is used to define an athlete with physical disabilities, and that this definition is used to emphasize a participants’ athletic achievement rather than their disability”;.
Paralympics Ontario is a non-profit, provincial sport organization that delivers programs and provides competitive opportunities for its member organizations including: the Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association; the Ontario Blind Sports Association; the Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association; and the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association.
www.paralympicsontario.ca /poannouncement.shtml   (378 words)

  
 Paralympics
Since the modern Paralympics include athletes with a wide variety of disabilities, the prefix para is now interpreted to mean parallel.
The emblem features the Paralympic motto "Mind, Body, Spirit," represented by three red, green and blue marks that form an abstract image of an athlete in motion.
Paralympic competition includes the sports of biathlon, ice sledge hockey, alpine skiing, and cross-country skiing.
2002.uen.org /html/sports/paralympics.html   (902 words)

  
 USA Volleyball : Disabled
In order to compete in the Paralympics, each athlete must meet strict qualifying standards and be selected to his or her national team.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) currently resides in Bonn, Germany and is similar to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in form and function.
The Paralympic Games were born of the vision of Sir Ludwig Guttman, an English neurosurgeon at Stoke-Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, England, in 1948 when he organized the International Wheelchair Games to coincide with the 1948 London Olympics.
www.usavolleyball.org /Disabled/Paralympics.asp   (579 words)

  
 2004.com - Olympic history - Modern history - Paralympics
The man who invented the Paralympics was the English neurosurgeon Sir Ludwig Guttman.
On 28 july 1948, the opening day of the London Olympic Games, a sports competition for World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries was held and twelve years later, in Rome, Italy, 1960, Guttman's “impossible” dream came true when the first disabled persons entered the Olympics.
The word "Paralympics" stand for "parallel" Olympics and is open for disabled athletes.
www.2004.com /ohistory_modern_paralympics.asp   (220 words)

  
 Inspiration Continues Beyond February 24th With Paralympics
At the Paralympics, the whole family can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching elite athletes with disabilities pursue athletics excellence that knows no limits.
The Paralympics bring world-class athletes from around the globe together to compete in a variety of exciting sports — Alpine Skiing (Snowbasin), Nordic Skiing (Cross-Country and Biathlon — Soldier Hollow) and Ice Sledge Hockey (E Center).
The Friends of Otto (Paralympic mascot) program offers savings to local businesses, organizations or large groups purchasing quantities of the Salt Lake 2002 Paralympic Winter Games tickets for their employees and families.
saltlake2002.paralympic.org /press/press_111201.html   (382 words)

  
 Paralympics
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.
www.factmonster.com /spot/paralympics.html   (581 words)

  
 Breakthrough for the Paralympics - Playing to Win: Canada at the Paralympics - CBC Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-41-1363-8222/sports/paralympics/clip4   (704 words)

  
 EdGate Summer Games
The new International Paralympic logo consists of three elements in red, blue and green - the three colors that are most widely represented in national flags around the world.
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.
www2.edgate.com /summergames/paralympics   (0 words)

  
 2002 Winter Olympics - Paralympics
The Paralympic movement began as the dream of an English neurosurgeon Sir Ludwig Guttman, with the goal of providing athletes with disabilities the opportunity to compete at an international level equivalent to non-disabled athletes.
Although the term Paralympics originally was derived from the word paraplegic, the prefix "para" is now interpreted as defining the games for disabled athletes which have evolved to "parallel" and complement to the Olympic Games.
The 1988 summer Paralympic Games in Seoul, Korea was considered the beginning of the modern Paralympics as the emphasis clearly shifted from a "rehab" model to one of sport and athletic competition.
www.utah.com /olympics/paralympics.htm   (448 words)

  
 The Paralympic Games - The King Link
In 1960 the first Paralympic Games were held in Rome, Italy and consisted largely of disabled war veterans with physical disabilities, and in particular, for persons with a spinal cord injury.
The Paralympic Games medals are one of the most important design applications, since the medals is given to the athletes, the real protagonists and heroes of the Paralympic Games as a reward for their achievements.
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), was created in May 2001 to focus efforts on enhancing programs, funding and opportunities for persons with physical disabilities to participate in Paralympic sport.
www.thekinglink.com /Paralympics.htm   (1772 words)

  
 CNNfyi.com - Paralympics making great strides - October 26, 2000
As the Paralympics prepare to end Sunday in Sydney, Australia, Runyan's qualifying run has come to symbolize what many athletes and organizers want the Paralympics to be: a world-class athletic event in which competitors just happen to have disabilities.
Neither is the case, Wolff said, with the Paralympics.
But Paralympics means "with" or "parallel to the Olympics." Some Paralympic athletes, according to Wolff, believe that this equality should translate into more equal media coverage and financial support.
edition.cnn.com /2000/fyi/news/10/23/paralympics/index.html   (809 words)

  
 disinformation | disqualifying the paralympics 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia (October 18th-29th), 4,000 athletes from 125 countries competed in eighteen sports, including archery, basketball, cycling, equestrian events, fencing, football, powerlifting, shooting, swimming, volleyball, and--for the first time - sailing and wheelchair rugby.
Some Paralympic powerlifters bench press over 273 kilos (approximately 602 pounds), and Australia's Troy Sachs scored 42 points in a basketball game in the 1996 Games, which is higher than the Olympic record for a single player.
In short, the treatment of US Paralympic athletes is a national disgrace, and the global treatment of the Paralympics as a whole isn’t much better.
www.disinfo.com /archive/pages/dossier/id479/pg1   (1442 words)

  
 2002 Paralympics: Beyond limits - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
The 2002 Winter Paralympic Games were much more than a footnote to the Olympics: The events were exciting to watch and the athletes were an inspiration.
Coppens, whose legs were severed in 1994 when a vehicle rammed him as he fetched orange cones out of the trunk of his patrol car, says he still feels like a member of the law enforcement brotherhood though he's no longer on duty.
The next night, Coppens and his sled hockey fraternity left the E Center with gold medals draped around their necks, proving it is possible to pick one's self off the mat in the face of adversity.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,75000025,00.html   (1889 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The next Summer Paralympics in 2008 will be held in Beijing, China, with the 2010 Winter Paralympics being staged from 12 to 21 March (2010) in Canada.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement.
The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/paralympic/index_uk.asp   (0 words)

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