Paralympic Games Are Crucial for the Integration of Athletes with Disabilities in Sport

UN Photo/Christopher HerwigIn the context of the ongoing Olympic Games and in the lead up to the Paralympic Games, which will take place in London from 29 August to 9 September 2012, we recorded a short video interview with Ms. Anne d’Ieteren, President of the Belgian Paralympic Committee (BPC).

We asked Ms. d’Ieteren about the purpose of the Paralympic Games and how they help to promote the rights of people with disabilities as well as when and why she decided to champion the cause of athletes with disabilities. We also asked her to share with us an inspiring story she has encountered during her work with people with disabilities.

cinema32x32 DblueAnne d’Ieteren: “We must look at the ability of athletes and not their disabilities.”

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