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Wheelchair Basketball (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 16:35 BJT

Wheelchair Basketball featured at the first Games in Rome 1960, and has remained on the Paralympic programme ever since. The women’s competition was added at the Tel Aviv 1968 Games.

Wheelchair Basketball is one of the most popular sports at the Paralympic Games.

The sport was developed by American World War II veterans as part of their rehabilitation programme, but its popularity soon spread around the world. Now played in more than 80 countries, it is one of the most dynamic on the Paralympic programme.

Competition dates

30 August – 8 September

Competition venue

Olympic Park – Basketball Arena

North Greenwich Arena

Number of competitors

264: 144 men and 120 women

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source:

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