Impressions of Beijing

Cooper, Rory A.; Cooper, Rosemarie
December 2008
PN;Dec2008, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p42
Trade Publication
The article highlights the participation of the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics in China. It notes that a total of 146 countries were represented at the Beijing Paralympics, and Team USA placed third, behind China and Great Britain, in the overall medal count. It describes the quality of the facilities and the competitions, and cites the lessons that the U.S. can learn in building programs to support future Paralympians. INSET: Small World.


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