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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:04 - Updated Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:04

1000 athletes in first "Adapted African -Games"

Luanda - At least 1,000 athletes are expected to participate in the first African Games for the disabled with the designation "African Para-Games", to be played in the last quarter of 2019, in a country to be determined.

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Photo: Marcelino Camões

This fact comes from the president of the African Paralympics Committee (APC), the Angolan Leonel da Rocha Pinto, who in an interview on Tuesday to the press in Luanda said he made this announcement during a meeting of the Council Director of the International Paralympics Committee (IPC), held in Bonn, Germany, at the end of January.

In the forum, which discussed the development of adapted sport in the world, the president of the Angolan Paralympics Committee (CPA) explained that he is looking for sponsors and a host country to achieve the "dream" of implementing a specific test in Africa for athletes who need special care.

The other member of the IPC Executive Committee said that the goal is for African para-games to promote Paralympic sport on the continent and, above all, to demonstrate existing development.

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