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Two Championships in South Area to Revive Paralympic Sports in Palestine PDF Print E-mail

Bethlehem Sports Club of Disabled (BSCD) basketball and goal-ball teams won two Paralympic championships that were organized in south area of Palestine, supported by the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired (FFVI), and in partnership with BASR, aimed at stimulating and reviving Paralympic sports in Palestine.

Goal-ball championship ended by crowning the BSCD team that was created one year ago. The team successfully grabbed the championship that took place on 08/06/2013 at Hebron city hall after overcoming the 4 participating teams, in spite of their 6 years experience. The participants came from various West Bank areas including Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus and Ramallah.

Later on BSCD hosted the basketball championship in Bethlehem city on 22/06/2013, with participation of 3 teams from Nablus, Ramallah and Bethlehem, thus with loud cheers the BSCD team took the lead live on the National TV, for the first time in Palestine. The participants were established recently with logistic support of BSCD basketball team that has a long record of winning the national championship since 1995, and represents the Palestinian National Team since 2003 in several regional and world tournaments.

Both championships aim at encouraging people with disability to take part in Paralympic sports and promote inclusion by involving athletes with disability and without disability to play games with each other, in addition to press on decision makers for launching once again the Paralympic national tournaments, in compliance to UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities