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Paralympic sports - 06. August 2007.

Three Weeks to International Paralympic Day 2007

Bonn, Germany -

On 23 August, IPD 2007 will offer a condensed version of the Paralympic Summer Games on the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. An exciting menu of sports have been chosen, including Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball, Football 5-a-side, Table Tennis and Long Jump as well as Biathlon.

Athletes from all over the world will come to perform in Berlin, including the Chinese Women's Wheelchair Basketball National Team and long jumpers Casey Tibbs (USA), Urs Kolly (Switzerland), Roberto La Barbera (Italy), Heinrich Popow (Germany), Thomas Ulbricht (Germany) and Xavier LeDraoullec (France).

There will be the chance to experience Paralympic Sport live and meet the athletes as well as to see how sport unites people and what opportunities exist for persons with a disability.

Any media representative interested in taking part in the International Paralympic Day 2007, please fill out the attached accreditation form and send it back to IPC, fax number: +49-228-2097-209 before 20 August 2007.

Organized and hosted by the IPC, the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, the IPD 2007 will be supported by IPC's World Wide Partner (Otto Bock and Samsung), IPC's Gold Patrons (Deutsche Telekom AG and Allianz SE) as well as Deutsche Bahn, Volkswagen, the German National Paralympic Committee, the German Ministry of the Interior, the Berlin Tagesspiegel and RBB.

For general information, please visit the official website at http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/IPC_Events/IPD_2007/index.html.
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