Olympic ban lifted

Bernard Atha

The UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA) is celebrating following the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decision to allow athletes with intellectual disability to compete in the Paralympic Games, starting with London 2012.

This important announcement ends the 9 year ban imposed after the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

Bernard Atha, Chairman, UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability said;
“A great wrong has been put right. It has come just in time and I hope will allow athletes with a learning disability access to the training and support available to every other disabled athlete in order to participate in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.”

Source: UK Sports Association

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