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Asian Para Games to be held from 18-24 October and feature 23 sports.
“The Asian Para Games opens up new horizons, and provides opportunities for sports leaders, athletes, officials and nations to enhance the development of para sports in their countries."
The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the 2014 Incheon Asian Para Games Organising Committee (IAPGOC) today formalised the deal to organise the 2014 Asian Para Games following the APC-IAPGOC contract signing ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today (Monday, 6 January).
Representing APC at the signing ceremony was Secretary General Ms. Malini, while IAPGOC was represented by its Secretary General, Hwang Eui Sik. APC President, Dato Zainal Abu Zarin witnessed the signing while IAPGOC International Department Director Woo Hee Chang attended on behalf of IAPGOC President.
The 2014 Incheon Asian Para Games will be held from 18-24 October 2014, with 23 sports listed in the Games competition schedule. Athletes and officials from 42 nations affiliated to the APC are expected to take part in the week-long Games.
Sports to be included in the 2014 Games are: athletics, boccia, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, archery, badminton, cycling, wheelchair dance sport, rowing, wheelchair rugby, lawn bowls, sailing, wheelchair fencing, tenpin bowling, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball and shooting.
APC President Dato Zainal said that they has been making efforts to empower the Paralympic Movement and sports in Asia:
“The Asian Para Games opens up new horizons, and provides opportunities for sports leaders, athletes, officials and nations to enhance the development of para sports in their countries.
“With 23 sports listed, four more compared to Guangzhou 2010, the Incheon Para Games promises to be an even exciting affair. The 2014 Asian Para Games will be significant as athletes prepare themselves, competing and collecting valuable points to be part of the party in Rio on merit,” said Dato Zainal.
APC secretary General Ms Malini said:
"IAPGOC is making concerted efforts to meet all requirement of the Games. APC and IAPGOC are working closely to ensure that Games’ requirements are fulfilled in the best interest of athletes, officials and Games stakeholders,” said Malini.
Apart from the Asian Para Games, APC’s other major Games include the Asian Youth Para Games, Asia Open Winter Games, various regional Games and individual championships.