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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Paralympics team eyes Greece show

29th December 2010

Tanzania Paralympics Association’s executive secretary Frank Macha yesterday said a team of eleven athletes would represent the country in the forthcoming World Special needs games to be staged in Athens in June.

Without wasting time, Macha said the athletes are undergoing training at their respective teams while waiting for official camp which will start in May.

In excess of 7,500 athletes from 170 countries are expected to make the huge congregation in Athens.

According to him, the Greece games will be competed at venues which hosted 2004 Olympics.

Macha urged all Tanzanians to support his association for effective preparations to build up a formidable team capable of winning some medals.

He said the Special Olympics is a global non-profit organisation serving the nearly 200 million people with disabilities worldwide.

The Special Olympics is a stage where people with disabilities happen to display their sporting prowess to prove wrong other people who think they are outside sports bracket.

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