History, According to…

June 2006
PN;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p10
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The article presents information on the history of wheelchair basketball. Veterans of the organization, Paralyzed Veterans of America, are also taking part in the sport since a very long time. The first wheelchair basketball game was played 60 years ago. The games took place in Virginia hospitals by World War II wounded veterans with paraplegia. The event was reported by the journal, "Paraplegia News." According to extensive research conducted by two organizations involved in wheelchair sports, the first game took place on February 26, 1946. Wheelchair sports served as healthy exercises physically and psychologically for the veterans and gave them an impetus back to the society.


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