• Short Summary

    Competitors form 20 countries gathered on July 5 at the Louis Lumiere Stadium in Paris to take part in the first ever European Paraplegic Games.

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    1.
    TOP VIEW Belgian team members in wheelchairs in parade
    0.08

    2.
    TOP VIEW AND SV Bandsmen play as Israeli team goes past (2 shots)
    0.22

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    GV PAN AND SV FROM Contestants in middle of stadium PAN TO Norwegian walking disabled athletes in procession and audience applauds (2 shots)
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    FRANCE VERSUS SPAIN-BASKETBALL (FRANCE IN BLUE)


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    CU INTERIOR Scoreboard
    0.38

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    TOP VIEW PAN France gain possession and score basket at the fourth attempt
    1.05

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    TOP VIEW PAN Spain gain possession and attack at the far end, scoring basket at the third attempt
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    SV PULL BACK TO LONG VIEW France attack and score another basket; crowd applauds
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    SPORT: EUROPEAN PARAPLEGIC GAMES

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Competitors form 20 countries gathered on July 5 at the Louis Lumiere Stadium in Paris to take part in the first ever European Paraplegic Games. Nearly 750 disabled athletes from all over Europe are competing in eight sports--athletics, basket-ball, cycling, fencing, swimming, table-tennis, volley-ball and weight-lifting. The Louis Lumiere stadium has been especially equipped for the games, which also include Torball--a collective sport for blind players. The opening ceremony was attended by the French Minister for Youth and Sport, Edwige Avice, the Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac, and the President of the French Olympic Committee, Nelson Paillou. One of the first events of the five day games, a basket-ball match between France and Spain, ended with a 65-44 victory for the French team.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEB9NND20C62U5Y1YID4PS2W32
    Media URN:
    VLVAEB9NND20C62U5Y1YID4PS2W32
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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