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Sports News of Thursday, 4 December 2014

Source: GNA

National Paralympic Sports Festival rescheduled

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) has rescheduled the first ever National Paralympic Sports Festival.

The event, which was originally fixed for December 7-10, has now been shifted to 11-13, December, 2014.

A statement signed by Ignatius Elletey, General Secretary of NPC, said the new date was to address some organisational challenges such as accommodation for participants.

It said that, the change was also in fulfilment of a request from participants from the various regions with participants expected to arrive in Accra on December 10, for the opening ceremony and depart immediately after the closing ceremony on December 13.

Over 200 para-athletes drawn from the ten regions are expected to participate in the three-day event aimed at promoting disability sports and create awareness on Paralympic movement in Ghana.

Participants will take part in athletics, table tennis, tennis, goal ball, volleyball, basketball, deaf football among others.