• Short Summary

    COMPETITORS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES FOR PARAPLEGICS HAVE BEGUN ARRIVING IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA. BUT THEY?

  • Description

    COMPETITORS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES FOR PARAPLEGICS HAVE BEGUN ARRIVING IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA. BUT THEY ARE ATHLETES WITH A TRAGIC DIFFERENCE - ALL OF THEM ARE PEOPLE PARALYSED BELOW THE WAIST.

    THE 1966 PARAPLEGIC GAMES WILL BE HELD IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE PRESENT COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN JAMAICA. EARLIER THIS YEAR, GREAT BRITAIN WAS THE VENUE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PARAPLEGIC GAME WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY DISABLED ATHLETES FROM TWENTY-SIX COUNTRIES.

    THE FIRST-EVER COMMONWEALTH GAMES FOR THESE ATHLETES WAS HELD IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA, IN 1962, WHEN COMPETITORS FROM ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, RHODESIA, INDIA AND SINGAPORE TOOK PART.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73OAER84RZ4LFQWFM2QXPHCQC
    Media URN:
    VLVA73OAER84RZ4LFQWFM2QXPHCQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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