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Sailing (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 15:52 BJT

Sailing was introduced to the Paralympic Games as a demonstration event at Atlanta 1996. Four years later, it became a full medal sport at the Sydney 2000 Games.

A total of 80 athletes will be sailing for gold in the waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Sailing for athletes with a disability began to develop as a competitive sport in the 1980s, just over 10 years before it joined the Paralympic programme. Mastery over ever-changing conditions on open water requires skill, tactics and nerve.

Competition dates

1 September – 6 September

Competition venue

Weymouth and Portland, Dorset

Number of competitors

80: 12–68 men and 12–68 women.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source:

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