• Short Summary

    THE FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL STOKE MANDEVILLE GAMES FOR THE PARALYSED ENDED TODAY (SATURDAY). THEY HAD BEEN?

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    THE FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL STOKE MANDEVILLE GAMES FOR THE PARALYSED ENDED TODAY (SATURDAY). THEY HAD BEEN GOING ON ALL WEEK AT THE HOSPITAL IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND WHICH IS DEVOTED TO THE CARE OF PARAPLEGICS.

    COMPETITORS FROM TWENTY-FOUR COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN THE 1965 GAMES. EVENTS ON THE FINAL DAY INCLUDED ARCHERY, BASKETBALL, WEIGHTLIFTING, AND WHEELCHAIR SLALOM -- IN WHICH COMPETITORS DISPLAY THEIR SKILL IN MANIPULATING THE CHAIRS IN WHICH THEY SPEND SO MUCH OF THEIR LIVES.

    THE GAMES WERE HELD LAST YEAR IN TOKYO -- VENUE FOR THE 1964 OLYMPICS, AND SO ATTRACTED MORE THAN THE USUAL ATTENTION. BUT DURING THE PAST DECADE THE GAMES HAVE BECOME AN ANNUAL EVENT AT STOKE MANDEVILLE -- AND AN OCCASION EAGERLY ANTICIPATED BY PARALYSED SPORTSMEN THE WORLD OVER.

    IN A MESSAGE TO COMPETITORS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL STROKE MANDEVILLE GAMES COMMITTEE, DR. LUDWIG GUTTMANN, SAID THE 1965 GAMES REPRESENTED ANOTHER STEP FORWARD IN THE COMMITTEE'S AIM TO UNITE PARALYSED SPORTSMEN AND SPORTSWOMEN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. DR. GUTTMANN SAID THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME THE COMPETITORS WERE BEING JOINED BY TEAMS FROM KOREA, MEXICO AND POLAND.

    THE GAMES ENDED WITH A MASS PARADE OF THE COMPETITORS IN THEIR WHEELCHAIRS. THEY MOVED, IN TEAMS, PAST A SALUTING BASE WHERE AIR COMMODORE D.M. STRONG TOOK THE SALUTE. THE COUNTRIES TAKING PART WERE ARGENTINE, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, MALTA, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, POLAND, RHODESIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES AND YUGOSLAVIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACG7F8KMA2J7088DSU4HHIOKMA
    Media URN:
    VLVACG7F8KMA2J7088DSU4HHIOKMA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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